What's the Matter with Kansas State Sen. Kay O'Connor?


The redoubtable Mrs. O is running for Kansas secretary of state. Her most interestin' policy pronouncement came a few years back. From an AP story:

In 2001, O'Connor received national attention for her remarks about the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1920, which gave women the right to vote.

"I think the 19th Amendment, while it's not an evil in and of itself, is a symptom of something I don't approve of," she said at the time.

Whole story here.

She contends that the husband should the "head" of the family, the wife the "heart." Which, needless to say, begs the question of who has to be the groin of the family.

Mrs. O, who has been a state senator since 2003, maintains an enjoyable Web site here. You can take her at her word, folks: "I promise to always SAY WHAT I MEAN, to always MEAN WHAT I SAY"

She's proud to be a hardcore conservative, which means she doesn't like same-sex marriage, abortion, gun control, or, apparently, tax increases. Which means she might represent an interesting question for libertarians: Do you put up with her social conservatism to get the fiscal stuff?

[Thanks to reader Brendan Themes]