Just a few weeks ago Kansas made a decision for the history books – to block the construction of a new coal-fired power plant.
It was a proud moment for many (like me – from Kansas!), including Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, who’s still feeling the heat for her backing of the decision. I’d heard through various sources that the backlash in Kansas right now is pretty bad. I didn’t realize how bad, politically and in the public’s eye, until I saw this Gristmill post by David Roberts about this absurd ad, which says
“Why are these men smiling?” the full-page ad asks below photos of Iranian President Mahmoud Amadinejad, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Because the recent decision by the Sebelius Administration means Kansas will import more natural gas from countries like Russia, Venezuela, and Iran,” the ad states.
All I can think is “Oh. Come. On.” Just when Kansans had begun to strengthen their case for their own intelligent design, this sort of smear campaign emerges. I can only hope that word is spreading as fast as the California wildfires that Sunflower Electric – a.k.a. the denied – is bitter and behind it all…