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Richard Crowson Commentary

Crowson: Grab Our Governor


“When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”

With those immortal words, our country’s “star” President-to-be famously bragged about how he liked to grab women. These days I find myself wishing he would be a little quicker about grabbing men.

No, no, I don’t mean in that way. I just mean, well, it’s been almost a month now since the news came out that Governor Brownback is being considered for a job with the Trump administration. It was a real grabber of a story. It certainly grabbed the attention of most of us here in Kansas. As we grapple with the difficulties that our Governor’s policies have wrought, we get this wonderful news: Governor Brownback might be ejected! Launched right up into the orbit of our “star” President! Ad astra per aspera! To the stars through difficulties!

But since then, nothing has happened. Come on, Mr. President. Put your quick-grab to work. Go ahead. Grab our governor and get him the heck out of here.

He’s practically bankrupted our state with his tax revenue give-away to the rich. His (and the Legislature’s) disastrous underfunding of our schools is crippling the education of our children. His mean-spirited refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to over 150,000 low-income Kansans is a potentially fatal blow to some.

Kansas desperately needs some emergency surgery – a Brownback-ectomy…would that be covered under Trumpcare???