Why hasn't Tom Frank stepped up to comment on the arrest of Dennis Rader in the BTK Strangler case? Frank's book What's the Matter With Kansas? (reviewed by Jesse Walker in the current issue of Reason) attempts to puzzle out why the Jayhawk State has become a Republican stronghold after only about 150 years as a…Republican Stronghold, and has made Frank the leading Kansas translator for the coastal don't-call-them-elites. Now you've got the biggest story to come out of Kansas since The Wizard of Oz, and Frank can't be bothered to find a labor/management angle? Hasn't he heard that Rader, though not convicted of any crime, has just been fired from his useless boondoggle job with the city? Would that have happened in William Jennings Bryan's America?
Also, since recent DNA records linking Rader to old crimes are an important part of the evidence, shouldn't Gerry Spence or some other legal genius come forward to argue that this evidence isn't admissible because DNA testing didn't exist when Rader allegedly started his crime spree in 1974? Ladies and gentlemen, I may just be a simple country lawyer, but do you want to live in an America where you can't commit old-fashioned crimes without having to worry that state technocrats will move the goalposts on you with their high-tech hocus pocus?