A New York Times article on the Kansas gubernatorial race, and possible GOP congressional clean sweep, included some frank observations by leaders past and present. Among them:
– “The reality is, there will never again, ever, be a moderate Republican governor. Those days are over.” — Republican-turned-Democrat Gov. Mark Parkinson
– “We really don’t know what to expect from Sam.” — Kansas Senate President Steve Morris, R-Hugoton, about GOP gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback
– “There is a huge difference between being a vote in a legislative body on policy issues and being chief executive. There is a certain pragmatism you have to bring every morning in order to serve the state.” — former Gov. Bill Graves, foreseeing that Gov. Brownback would move to the middle
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