This blog starts, appropriately enough, on the 60th birthday of our governor, Kathleen Sebelius. Here's what Kansas would be like without her: We would have (1) two coal-fired power plants sending carbon dioxide and mercury emissions throughout the state; (2) an Attorney General who spent ALL HIS TIME trying to shut down two facilities in the state where abortions are performed, and zero time on issues like consumer protection, domestic violence, etc.; (3) a school board that thinks we should be teaching our kids "intelligent design" theory; (4) a billion dollar deficit, or more; (5) no one, but NO ONE, trying to implement a health care plan that covers all of the state's citizens.
Lots of people talk about her as a possible VP candidate on the Obama ticket. Put me in the doubtful column, because she has no foreign policy experience. On the other hand, she was an early supporter, and with her exec experience, she's likely in line for a cabinet post.
She's spending her birthday in Kansas City, boogying to the tunes of Long Tall Marcia Ball, the Queen of the Mardi Gras. Boogy on, Kathleen!