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Newspaper Retracts Endorsement Of Republican Candidate In Kansas


...and for a damn-good reason too:
The Hutchinson News' editorial board struggled some to endorse a candidate in the crowded Republican primary for Kansas' 1st District U.S. House seat, in which all six candidates sound mostly the same. But in an endorsement published in Sunday's editions, we settled on Salinan Tracey Mann as the best pick, saying he "at least shows the ability to be reasonable and straightforward with voters."

We were wrong. And we withdraw that endorsement.

Quite simply, the reason is that it turns out Mann is what is known as a birther. He questions the citizenship of President Barack Obama despite evidence that is irrefutable to most objective, rational people - including a birth certificate released by the Hawaii secretary of state and birth announcements printed in Honolulu's two major newspapers. That this even continues as an issue is appalling, which is why we didn't think to pose the question to Mann or any of the other candidates.

That this even continues as an issue is appalling, which is why we didn't think to pose the question to Mann or any of the other candidates.
Good. These people should be laughed out of politics.

Head nod: Taegan Goddard