Kansas AG sex, lies, and spying bombshell

morrison.jpgYesterday the Topeka Capital Journal dropped a bombshell with lurid details of an affair KS Attorney General Paul Morrison carried on from September 2005 to September 2007 - just a couple months ago - with a woman named Linda Carter, not just a subordinate but also a staffer in nemesis Phill Kline's office.

Morrison was the Republican Johnson County District Attorney when he switched parties to run against then-AG Phill Kline last year, and won. In an ironic twist, Republicans then appointed Kline to complete Morrison's DA term. All the while, Linda Carter worked for both men at the JoCo DA's office.

Carter quit her job November 30 and has filed sexual harrassment charges against Morrison.

Carter alleges in a signed statement that Morrison tried to get her to illegally spy on Kline's activities re: his fight to charge Planned Parenthood with illegal minor and late-term abortions. According to the TC-J....

[Also see page 2 for pro-family ad Morrison's family made during the AG campaign.]

Morrison also attempted to glean from her sensitive information about Kline's activities as district attorney, Carter's statement said. That includes Kline's ongoing criminal prosecution of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, an abortion clinic in Johnson County.

Morrison has been critical of charges brought by Kline against Planned Parenthood, and he has intervened in his capacity as attorney general into a legal dispute about abortion records relied upon by Kline to build that case.

As AG, Morrison worked overtime to get serious charges made by Kline dropped against late-term KS abortionist George Tiller, a campaign contributor. Morrison filed misdemeanor charges instead and is now part of a battle to stop a citzen's grand jury from investigating Tiller. This topic also entered into the affair: According to the TC-J:

Morrison and Carter had an argument in March about Morrison's investigation of Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller. Kline had attempted to charge Tiller with violating the state's abortion statutes, but he was never was able to bring Tiller to trial.

When Morrison became attorney general, he promised to conduct a complete, independent review of the Tiller case. Carter said in her statement that she urged Morrison to charge Tiller.

She also said Morrison alleged Kline's approach to the abortion investigation was "unethical." The argument ended with Morrison storming out of Carter's apartment.

The TC-J expose reads like a steamy novel. Morrison and Carter had sex just about everywhere, including both their offices. During the AG campaign, with the affair ongoing, Morrison denied Kline's charges of sexually harrassing a previous subordinate, leading to this campaign commerical by Morrison's family, in retrospect embarrassing and degrading:

Cad is too light a description of Morrison. Pig is better.

Meanwhile, Kline has displayed compassionate and sterling character. Carter's statement says Kline told her in July that Morrison's wife Joyce had called to apologize for saying during the AG campaign that Kline had "lost his moral compass" by making the sexual harrassment allegations. By then Joyce apparently knew better. Kline never said anything publicly about that call.

And in a related incident, it looks like Kline tried to shield Carter, and perhaps Joyce, from publicity in August on another lawsuit filed by 8 disgruntled employees Kline fired that Morrison tried to get Carter to involve herself in. According to the AC-J:

Kline's attorneys asked to file a motion under seal with the federal court to shield a witness from being tampered with by someone outside the "Olathe 8" lawsuit. The request was denied by U.S. Magistrate Judge James O'Hara, who suggested the motion could be filed as a public document. The D.A.'s legal team said a confidential motion was appropriate because contents of the motion could cause someone "grave harm."

One of many questions I have is did Linda Carter have an abortion? Did Morrison have other affairs that led to other abortions? Is he worried that investigations of Planned Parenthood and George Tiller will implicate him personally?

[HT: Lifenews.com for story; Stay Red Kansas campaign commercial]


Comments:

You can't make this stuff up.

Posted by: Mary at December 10, 2007 8:27 AM


You were right...."pig" does fit here.

Posted by: Phil at December 10, 2007 8:48 AM


The commercial was great. I laughed my butt off . . .

Posted by: Andrew at December 10, 2007 9:11 AM


What wifey must be thinking now...

Posted by: carder at December 10, 2007 9:25 AM


From the Topeka Capital Journal:

"Morrison rarely spent the night and never paid for the room. Carter signed for the rooms and paid cash."

Posted by: Phil at December 10, 2007 9:32 AM


Phil, 9:32PM

Who said Morrison wasn't a gentleman??

Posted by: Anonymous at December 10, 2007 9:43 AM


He sounds like a keeper that one.

Posted by: Elizabeth at December 10, 2007 9:43 AM


The guy's a loser.

Posted by: heather at December 10, 2007 9:54 AM


Phil 9:32am

I hope at very least he said "thank you ma'am" afterward.

Posted by: Mary at December 10, 2007 9:57 AM


Since Morrison switched from republican to democrat no one will expect him to vacate his AG position because of this affair. If he were still republican people could call for his resigation but as a democrat this is simply his private affair.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 10, 2007 10:22 AM


One of many questions I have is did Linda Carter have an abortion?

Your business HOW?

Did Morrison have other affairs that led to other abortions? Is he worried that investigations of Planned Parenthood and George Tiller will implicate him personally?

If the abortions were procured by adult women within the legal limits of Kansas law, I don't see how any investigations could implicate him personally. Unless Kansas does DNA testing on every aborted fetus. So I think that's a bit of a stretch.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 10, 2007 10:42 AM


If anything, this incident will advnace his prospects in the Democratic party.

Posted by: Andrew at December 10, 2007 10:56 AM


If anything, this incident will advance his prospects in the Democratic party.

Posted by: Andrew at December 10, 2007 10:56 AM


The local Kansas city call in tv program had folks calling in saying that they have known for years that Morrison is a sex addict.

Posted by: hippie at December 10, 2007 11:26 AM



Did Morrison have other affairs that led to other abortions? Is he worried that investigations of Planned Parenthood and George Tiller will implicate him personally?

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It is a reasonable question especially if he is as much a philanderer as folks in Kansas City seem to think. The hard part in connecting anything to Morrison is that clinic records don't include patient names when they are sent to the prosecutor. However, financial records would include credit cards etc. if Morrison had paid for an abortion.

Posted by: hippie at December 10, 2007 11:33 AM


One of many questions I have is did Linda Carter have an abortion?
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Gee, Jill, has your daughter had an abortion? Would that be ANY of my business?

LEAVE WONDER WOMAN ALONE!

Posted by: Laura at December 10, 2007 11:53 AM


Conservative Christians are always jealous when men have affairs with women.

After Mark Foley and the underage boys, Ted Haggard and the gay hooker and Larry Craig and his "wide stance" heterosexuality must seem pretty alien.

Thank GOD that David Vitter's hookers were willing to vouch for his heterosexuality.

Posted by: Laura at December 10, 2007 11:58 AM


Laura,

Not to mention Democrat Gerry Studds having a homosexual affair with an underage congressional page, which did nothing to alter his status with congressional democrats who seemed to have little issue with it. The male prostitution ring run from the home of Democrat Barney Frank that he supposedly knew nothing about. Then there was Democrat Mel Reynolds having an affair with an underage girl. Oh, and some sexual assault charges against Democrat Bill Clinton, who only had sex once with his mistress of 11 years. And let's not forget Democrat Ted Kennedy, who's money and influence got his nephew out of a rape charge, an incident stemming from a night of tomcatting with Uncle Ted, who one would consider a tad old to be out romping like a college boy. Wasn't there also some woman left to drown a few years ago as well?
And speaking of reverends, didn't the Rev. Jesse Jackson bring along his pregnant mistress when he arrived at the White House to offer spiritual guidance to Bill Clinton after the Monica Lewinsky affair? Apparently Bill discussed our troops in Bosnia with a congressman while being serviced by Monica. The congressman he was speaking to described himself as "aghast" to be informed of this. What great respect and concern for our armed forces.

Posted by: Mary at December 10, 2007 12:55 PM


Anon, Laura: It certainly is germane to ask whether Morrison has ever procured the services of Tiller or PP. We don't know whether he impregnated an underage girl or had a mistress who underwent a late-term abortion. What about his own daughter? I'm not suggesting incest, but we don't know whether Tiller did his family or mistress a favor and is blackmailing him.

It certainly is germane to ask whether an investigator has ever given business to the entity he is investigating.

Any of these scenarios would explain Morrison's obsession with clearing Tiller/PP.

Posted by: Jill Stanek at December 10, 2007 1:15 PM


We don't know whether he impregnated an underage girl or had a mistress who underwent a late-term abortion. What about his own daughter? I'm not suggesting incest, but we don't know whether Tiller did his family or mistress a favor and is blackmailing him.
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Heck, Jill, we don't know if your husband has been knocking up your daughter Daena since puberty, and you motivation against abortion is because you're tired of paying for all of her high-priced late-term procedures.
Of course, speculation like that would pretty much make me look like an a-hole, wouldn't it?

Posted by: Laura at December 10, 2007 1:22 PM


Jill,

There's certainly the possibility Tiller did Morrison a discreet favor and expects a favor in return. This wouldn't be an unthinkable scenario, sort of a "gentlemen's agreement".
I know over the years our local abortionist tended to a mistress or two of certain members of the medical community in our city as a discreet favor.

Posted by: Mary at December 10, 2007 1:23 PM


Mary, it's very possible. I had never even thought about it.

Posted by: heather at December 10, 2007 3:52 PM


Morrison; I always knew this guy was a big loser.

Posted by: jasper at December 10, 2007 4:19 PM


Laura,

Are you as ugly as the views you express? Defending murder as you do as well as anyone else who

Posted by: LB at December 10, 2007 7:55 PM


LB, she probably is.

Posted by: heather at December 10, 2007 8:09 PM


Please everyone,

Laura's personal appearance is not the issue here. Let's keep our discussion mature, intelligent, and with the issue being discussed. Personal insults are beneath all of us.

Posted by: Mary at December 10, 2007 8:25 PM


I have heard that he was a Republican when the affair started. I can't believe it wasn't with another man or young boy. YOu know...A Foley/Craig/Newt deal....

Posted by: PeachPit at December 10, 2007 9:12 PM


I don't know if any of you all live in Kansas, but Morrison and Kline are something of rivals. Some folks who don't follow things closely sort of thought Phill was maybe overdoing it. Now that Morrison's life is on display so to speak people will start to think that it is Morrison who is overzealous.

Posted by: hippie at December 10, 2007 10:00 PM



Hey PeachPit,

Someone else noted that Morrison is a former republican.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2007/12/10/kansas-attny-gen-sex-scandal-he-democrat-or-republican

And now, ladies and gentlemen, we get to play one of our favorite sex scandal games, "Democrat or Republican," where we see if in MSM reports we find out if our scandal enmeshed politician is a nasty Republican or a somehow unmentioned Democrat. But THIS story is going to make it hard on our left spinning MSM, because Paul Morrison is both a Democrat AND a Republican -- well, at least he was a Republican until he switched parties in 2005. The MSM are going to lose their tiny minds trying to spin this one!

Posted by: Anonymous at December 10, 2007 10:06 PM


Why am I not the least bit surprised that a Morrison scandal has been brought to light? I suspected something of this nature all along, especially when he only filed minor charges against Tiller...it smacks of a "gentleman's agreement".

This is just another example of how everything and everyone connected with abortion becomes tainted and corrupted.

Tiller and Morrison are an unholy alliance, for sure.

Posted by: Mike at December 11, 2007 12:22 AM


Mary, sorry.

Posted by: heather at December 11, 2007 8:10 AM


Why won't Kline put these women behind bars? I don't understand it.

Morrison and Tiller are even known to eat babies. UGH!

Posted by: PeachPIt at December 11, 2007 9:41 AM


Morrison and Tiller are even known to eat babies. UGH!

Posted by: PeachPIt at December 11, 2007 9:41 AM
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Interesting.

Posted by: Laura at December 11, 2007 10:57 AM


PeachPit 9:12PM,

...or a Gerry Studds(D)/underage congressional page/Barney Frank(D)/ male prostitution ring deal.

Posted by: Mary at December 12, 2007 8:27 AM


Newt forever....

Posted by: PeachPit at December 12, 2007 8:43 AM