The Wichita Eagle featured an article this morning on my father's potential run for governor:
Something I learned: The Eagle's "comments" section is even worse than Newsarama's. I don't mind comments sections, but they should really be separated from main articles. It's very easy to lose the gist of whatever you've just read when you're immediately confronted by angry little people with too much time on their keyboards...
I'm not sure how I feel about this idea, to be honest. I think a lot depends on what happens with the presidential election. There's a strong chance sitting governor Kathleen Sebelius, with whom my father served as Lt. Governor for the first four years of her administration, could end up in Washington should Obama be elected. That would mean she'd be leaving office early, which could shake up the playing field.
But the main reason my father chose not to run again with Kathleen was to spend time with my mother. With her passing away in September, he has the time, and he's never lacked for work ethic.
I dunno. Part of me thinks retiring to the lake sounds more appealing, but it's his life, and someone needs to beat Sam Brownback.