Kansas Attorney General resigns. Guess which party he belongs to! Updated

posted at 5:13 pm on December 14, 2007 by Bryan

You’ll have to guess, because the Kansas City Star doesn’t tell you. At all. In a 10-paragraph story about his resignation.

Attorney General Paul Morrison will resign next month, he announced this afternoon.

Standing outside his office, Morrison said the scandal that began Sunday led many to stop believing in him. He said he was resigning, effective Jan. 31, to preserve the public confidence in the office of attorney general.

Calls for Morrison’s resignation built this week after news of his two-year affair with a former employee surfaced, along with allegations that he harassed the woman and tried to use her to meddle in the Johnson County District Attorney’s office, now headed by Phill Kline.

Read the whole thing. Do a word search on it. Finding the party of a politician resigning in disgrace shouldn’t be a scavenger hunt, but where one party is concerned it usually is.

Once you’ve satisfied yourself that his party affiliation isn’t anywhere in that story, go here to find out which party he’s from. I bet it took you one guess to get there without the link.

Update: Heh–

I called David Klepper [the KC Star reporter who wrote this story], identifying myself and the radio station [where he works], followed by an inquiry as to Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison’s party affiliation.

He paused and I could hear papers shuffling in the background as if he were LOOKING IT UP.

After the pause, he replied, “He is…a Democrat.”

I thanked him and hung up.

So yeah.

What would Professor David Hazinski have to say about all this?

Update: Fun fun. They added the party affiliation. A reader emailed them.

Dear David,

I think you mean that, unlike the original, the EDITED version of story mentions his party affiliation in the fourth paragraph….you know, the one that was RE-POSTED at 6:28 pm Dec 14.

Unfair of me to believe a political reporter for the KC Star would bring a political bias to a news report. I apologize.

Happy Winter Solstice Festival.

Mike

I bet the reporter remembers to get that party affiliation in there on the first draft next time. Eh, who am I kidding?


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Ummm… Independant? Ummm…. Libertarian? Ummmm… Whig?

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:15 PM

No Frozen Tex, bull moose.

conservnut on December 14, 2007 at 5:17 PM

No, don’t tell me, I’ll get it… Ummm… Tory?

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:18 PM

Communist?

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:18 PM

Green?

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:18 PM

Parti Quebecois?

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:19 PM

The party going on in apartment 3c?

Limerick on December 14, 2007 at 5:19 PM

Limerick on December 14, 2007 at 5:19 PM

I think that’s the party that got him in trouble in the first place.

Bryan on December 14, 2007 at 5:20 PM

Monster Raving Lunatic Party?

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:22 PM

Rhino Party?

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:22 PM

I’ll stop now.

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:25 PM

the Party of indiscriminate parties.

shooter on December 14, 2007 at 5:29 PM

Shiv Sena?

jaime on December 14, 2007 at 5:30 PM

I’m guessing it’d be the same party David Klepper most likely belongs to.

amerpundit on December 14, 2007 at 5:31 PM

The National Nihilist Party?

If a Republican resigned in disgrace that would be the first word in a gigantic headline.

Such a small amount of bias, nobody’ll notice.

Speakup on December 14, 2007 at 5:33 PM

Mormon?

robblefarian on December 14, 2007 at 5:35 PM

Here’s another hint: He changed parties to run for the office.

Truly a man of strong convictions and great moral fiber.

KCSteve on December 14, 2007 at 5:36 PM

The Christmas Holiday Party?

Matticus Finch on December 14, 2007 at 5:36 PM

Whig????

RobG on December 14, 2007 at 5:39 PM

Donner Party?

EnochCain on December 14, 2007 at 5:40 PM

Sounds like the Star’s pretty liberal.

Vizzini on December 14, 2007 at 5:40 PM

Whig????

RobG on December 14, 2007 at 5:39 PM

Whig.

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:46 PM

‘Know Nothing’ party, apparently.

Ken McCracken on December 14, 2007 at 5:49 PM

And before anyone asks:

Rhino.

Make sure to read down to Policies.

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:54 PM

Sounds like the Star’s pretty liberal.
Vizzini on December 14, 2007 at 5:40 PM

It ain’t called the KC (red) Star, fer nothing.

What’s frustrating is that the former Kansas AG, phil kline, lost a very nasty election to ‘squeeky clean, law-n-order’ paul morrison last year. The KC (red) Star HATES phil kline, and made no bones about it. Did I mention it was a very nasty election?

The fact that the KC (red) Star makes no mention of Mr. Morrison’s DEMOCRATIC PARTY affiliation goes with the territory.

I wonder if Mr. Kline will petition for his old job back?

locomotivebreath1901 on December 14, 2007 at 5:56 PM

You spoiled it, locomotivebreath. I was going to go with SPD.

steveegg on December 14, 2007 at 6:00 PM

The Judea Peoples Liberation front!

canopfor on December 14, 2007 at 6:02 PM

The Judea Peoples Liberation front!

canopfor on December 14, 2007 at 6:02 PM

Is he a member of their crack Suicide Squad?

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 6:05 PM

Is he a member of their crack Suicide Squad?

Frozen Tex on December 14,2007 at 6:05PM.

Frozen Tex:It’s from the movie “Life of Brian”,somewhere
in the movie,they mention different groups,
and political factions,it stuck in my mind
ever since.hehe

canopfor on December 14, 2007 at 6:21 PM

Frozen Tex:It’s from the movie “Life of Brian”,somewhere
in the movie,they mention different groups,
and political factions,it stuck in my mind
ever since.hehe

canopfor on December 14, 2007 at 6:21 PM

Yes, I know where it’s from, that’s where my question came from. The Suicide Squad shows up to rescue Brian, but their only plan and tactic consists of committing suicide in front of him, complete with breastplates with doors over their hearts, which they open, then stab themselves in the heart.

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 6:29 PM

KC Star par for the course. If it was a Republican…you bet it’d be mentioned, and it’s sad that our media has sunk to this point.
But on the flip side…he’s in office now, what does it matter what party he’s with. That’s what gets me about politics nowadays…the office shouldn’t be affiliated with any party.
This youtube video doesn’t mention his party…

soccercheese on December 14, 2007 at 6:30 PM

Yes…

Frozen Tex on December 14,2007 at 6:29PM.

Frozen Tex:Here I thought nobody will get this one,
but I forgot the Suicide Squad,good lord,
my hats off to you,I got schooled.lol

canopfor on December 14, 2007 at 6:35 PM

canopfor on December 14, 2007 at 6:35 PM

Don’t worry…

Always look on the bright side of life

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 6:37 PM

Don’t worry..

Frozen Tex on December 14,2007 at 6:37PM.

Frozen Tex:Haha,Amen to that.

canopfor on December 14, 2007 at 6:46 PM

What would Professor David Hazinski have to say about all this?

Clearly party affiliation is not germaine within the context of the story being reported by serious, accredited, licensed, regulated, authorized, qualified, professional journalists.

aka sh!tkicking [otherwise unemployable] losers

Ochlan on December 14, 2007 at 7:11 PM

Janet Reno’s Dance Party?

jcrue on December 14, 2007 at 7:46 PM

KCTV5 News are reporting he was a Democrat but are also stating that Morrison switched parties to run against the Republican incumbant.

Griz on December 14, 2007 at 8:11 PM

I’m amazed he resigned. Isn’t that kind of behavior approved by the Democrats? I mean, it’s just sex, right?

William Teach on December 14, 2007 at 8:12 PM

Let’s party?

freebird on December 14, 2007 at 8:14 PM

Media bias? Come on!

Gatordoug on December 14, 2007 at 8:38 PM

In all fairness, if the Star is a paper based in Kansas City, Kansas, then it’s a little less egregious. I’ve read stories in the Houston Chronicle before about Rick Perry that don’t ever mention the fact that he’s a Republican.

Granted, he’s never had to resign in disgrace, but still.

Mark V. on December 14, 2007 at 8:39 PM

It mentions his party now. But then the header says it was posted on Fri, Dec. 14, 2007 at 6:28 PM, which is after this story was posted on Hot Air.

Buford on December 14, 2007 at 8:59 PM

You might be a little careful touting this one. This Morrisson guy was a Republican ALL his life… until he ran for AG for the 2006 election. Then he suddenly became a Democrat.

What we will get from the Dems is the old he-was-never-a-real-Democrat argument if we push this one too hard.

Warner Todd Huston on December 14, 2007 at 9:14 PM

You’ll have to guess, because the Kansas City Star doesn’t tell you. At all. In a 10-paragraph story about his resignation.

This is just absolutely stupid on their part since this has been such a big story in Kansas for so long.

But then the bias really begins in this sloppy article:

He said he was resigning, effective Jan. 31, to preserve the public confidence in the office of attorney general.

Calls for Morrison’s resignation built this week after news of his two-year affair with a former employee surfaced, along with allegations that he harassed the woman and tried to use her to meddle in the Johnson County District Attorney’s office, now headed by Phill Kline.

I followed this story at WND since it first started some time ago with Kline as the KS AG, and what the surrendercrats were doing to protect Tiller. Kline loses, Morrison is in. Kline appointed a Special Prosecutor before he left as AG, and Morrison fired the SP his first day in office. After the public outcry, Morrison tried filing watered-down charges.

Kline was appointed to Johnson County AG after he lost the State AG race to Morrison…the same jurisdiction as Tiller. Kline recently filed over 100 charges against Tiller.

Morrison was having sex with a woman who worked in Klines office and pumping (no pun intended) her for information on the case against Tiller. The affair went on from 2005 to 2007.

Nice reporting KC Star. Go back to writing movie reviews.

91Veteran on December 15, 2007 at 1:35 AM

So Morrison resigns in disgrace because of the affair, good, bye, gone. But how did he get caught? Because, like a typical democrat, he was so filled with vengeance toward Kline that he couldn’t take his AG job and run. No, he had to keep going after Kline until the whole thing blew up in his face. HaHa, see ya loser.

LawCon on December 15, 2007 at 11:40 AM

So Morrison resigns in disgrace because of the affair, good, bye, gone. But how did he get caught? Because, like a typical democrat, he was so filled with vengeance toward Kline that he couldn’t take his AG job and run. No, he had to keep going after Kline until the whole thing blew up in his face. HaHa, see ya loser.

LawCon on December 15, 2007 at 11:40 AM

He and the rest of the surrendercrat party in Kansas had no choice. When Kline left office, he was appointed as the Johnson County DA…where Tiller committed his alleged crimes.

Kline picked up where he left off…filing charges against Tiller that he tried to pursue as State AG. The same charges that Morrison dismissed so quickly. Having Tiller convicted would have meant the misnamed Planned Parenthood money pit would have dried up for the ‘crats.

91Veteran on December 16, 2007 at 12:08 AM

Mark V. on December 14, 2007 at 8:39 PM

Sorry, the Star is and has been forever a KC, MO-based paper.

Longhorn Six on December 16, 2007 at 11:37 AM

I’m not surprised that our local birdcage liner The Kansas City Star (Motto: “All the news that fits, we print”) omitted the party affiliation. We Kansans knew something sleazy was going on when Morrison changed his party affiliation from “Republican” “Moderate” to “Democrat”.

They also failed to mention that Morrison’s major political support and financing came from the abortion industry centered in Wichita.

landlines on December 17, 2007 at 9:31 AM