In his defense, Wichita City Council member Michael O’Donnell was only 12 years old when Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker (in photo) retired in 1996 after 18 years in the U.S. Senate. Still, somebody should have told him that it’s not the best idea to criticize Kassebaum Baker, who was more popular than Bob Dole among Kansans while she was in the Senate and remains a revered and influential figure in the state and party. Yet O’Donnell reacted to the former senator’s endorsement this week of his GOP primary opponent, incumbent state Sen. Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita, with what sure sounded like an attack not only on Schodorf but also on Kassebaum Baker: “It doesn’t surprise me that Sen. Kassebaum would endorse a candidate that has voted to raise taxes numerous times and supports President Obama’s health care plan.” Tsk, tsk.
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