Public wasn’t welcome at Pompeo fundraiser either

What to make of the strange tale of how Sedgwick County Commissioner Karl Peterjohn crashed Rep. Mike Pompeo’s (in photo) fundraiser featuring House Speaker John Boehner, then got a $2,500 bill from the Pompeo campaign? That for a guy who dislikes entitlements, Peterjohn certainly wasn’t shy about assuming his office entitled him to rub shoulders with Boehner. That there’s something not right about any elected official expecting a “freebie,” political or otherwise. That it’s a shame that a House speaker could visit Wichita and mix only with those willing and able to pay $2,500 for the access. And that, as a reader suggested to Opinion Line, freshman congressman Pompeo has proved a quick study in campaign financing circa 2011.