Ever since the Kansas House failed to override Governor Sebelius’ veto of two coal plants, the state’s chambers have fallen quiet. Not because the issue is dead; but the actors are laying low, reflecting, and figuring out their next move.
In the meantime, persona speculation is rampant. There is talk of the Governor’s potential as a running mate for Obama, should he be declared the Democrat nominee.
On the other side of things, there’s rumbling of Kansas Speaker Melvin Neufield’s utter disappointment to his party to deliver the votes to override Sebelius’ veto. My question for those critics is – to what extent did he fail because the coal plants are just bad ideas in and of themselves, and people finally recognized that? I’d argue that it is slightly erroneous to place full blame on the politician and miss an acknowledgment of how doomed the actual policy is/would be, regardless.