Dangers of absolute power shown in full relief

Wagle wants supermajorities in both houses so her party can rig the redistricting process to elect and protect Republican candidates.

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Opinion

October 14, 2020 - 8:50 AM

Susan Wagle

A gaffe, one famous political writer once explained, is when a politician accidentally tells the truth.

By that measure, Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle came up with a show-stopper in late September, while speaking to a conservative group called the Wichita Pachyderm Club. Video of the speech was posted on Facebook.

Republicans need to win two-thirds majorities in both houses of the Kansas Legislature this year, Wagle told an unmasked, un-distanced audience.

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