Wednesday, July 23, 2008

EXCLUSIVE: Victims Voice Foundation Slanders Steve Howe on Behalf of Phill Kline

In a new commercial that started airing recently, Victims Voice Foundation flat out slanders JoCo DA candidate Steve Howe. In the ad, the announcer claims Steve Howe was fired from the DA's office for performance related reasons, but that simply is not the truth.

In reality, when Phill Kline and the attorney's he fired upon taking office settled a lawsuit over the firings just a few short weeks ago, one of the stipulations Kline had to make in order for the attorney's to drop their case was a signed letter stating they were specifically not fired for performance related reasons. In the letter Kline wrote:

“I have no criticism of your professional ethics. Further, since you did not serve under me in my position as district attorney, I do not have personal knowledge of your skills and performance and I believe that you are eligible for rehire at the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office as allowed by law.”

This is not the first falsehood coming from the Phill Kline camp. During a forum put on by the Olathe Republican Party Phill Kline told attendees that the arguments by Planned Parenthood over the privacy of medical records held no water because in the HIPAA privacy policy published on their site they stipulate they will give patient information to supporters of Planned Parenthood for the purposes of fund raising. The truth, their site says nothing of the sort. In fact, it requires the person to specifically give permission and only for use by Planned Parenthood in fund raising for themselves.

Fund Raising Activities: With your authorization we may use and disclose your health information to contact you in an effort to raise money for our not-for-profit operations.

We're not endorsing anyone in this race, but it's clear that one candidate and his supporters are resorting to misleading information and outright lies to try and get ahead. It's a shame really, because if you have ever had the chance to hear Kline speak in person you would realize, as we did, that he is so well spoken, so convincing, that we're convinced he could get Mother Teresa convicted of crimes against humanity. We don't know about you, but that's a quality we'd love to have in our DA.


Bull E. Vard said...

I think your post points out that Kline does not have the honor needed to be DA. Because, as you said, he could convict Mother Teresa of crimes against humanity. We certainly don't need a DA who will persecute innocent people because he doesn't agree with them. If he has the ability to actually get innocent people convicted of crimes, he would be doubly dangerous. Kline has at no time demonstrated that he has the honor to look beyond someone's beliefs and make judgments on who to prosecute based on facts. Instead Kline has repeatedly shown that he will persecute people with absolutely no evidence of wrongdoing at his disposal, opting to do continuous investigation of those with whom he disagrees.

In short, I don't give a f*** about his ability to convict people, I care about his ability to convict the right people.

mightymouse said...

Perhaps I'm not picking up on your sarcasm, but I think in any case, your logic is completely misguided, or your sarcasm is used questionably at the end.