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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 08:01 AM
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Outspoken Kan. state lawmaker (Kay O'Connor) to retire
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kay O'Connor, an outspoken Republican conservative who once said women's suffrage was a sign that society didn't value families enough, is leaving the Kansas Legislature.

O'Connor announced Wednesday that she would resign her Senate seat, probably by the end of October. She acknowledged that her unsuccessful campaign this year for the GOP nomination for secretary of state was a key factor in her decision.

In a letter to supporters, she wrote, "My friends, I am tired."

She briefly became a national figure in 2001, when she described the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote, "a symptom of something I don't approve of." She said women wouldn't need the right if men took care of them adequately.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060921/ap_on_go_ot/women_s...
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 09:15 AM
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1. she will not be missed by people with an IQ over 15 .....
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leftyladyfrommo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 09:21 AM
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2. Yes - but she will be replaced by a Republican and her term
has two years to go. But she was ultra conservative and the mood in Kansas right now is getting more moderate so they may replace her with someone better.
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 01:10 PM
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3. Kay is obviously bucking a proud history.
Kansas was the one of the first states to allow women to vote - long before the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Women were not allowed to vote in national elections but they were allowed to vote in school board elections by 1861 (first state) and municipal elections in 1886 (second state).

We were proudly taught this fact in grade school.

F-her and the pig she rode in on.
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FooFootheSnoo Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 01:22 PM
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4. what the hell is she doing in the legislature?
if she doesn't think women should have the right to vote, then what's she doing writing laws? she should have put her money where her mouth is and stayed home in the kitchen!!
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