Last Wednesday, Johnson County District Attorney filed 107 criminal charges against Planned Parenthood’s Overland Park clinic. Blah, blah, blah.
You probably already know the score, even though the usually loudmouthed Kline is conspicuously tight-lipped. But something seemed a bit odd about a quote in last Thursday’s Kansas City Star. The paper quoted Pat Adair, the president of the Kansas chapter of Women Influencing the Nation.
Adair claimed waiting these 10 months for Kline to file charges had made her “very impatient.” The Star didn’t mention if Adair was nagging Kline at the dinner table or the first of every month when he drops off his rent check. Yep, the Star neglected to mention Adair is Kline’s landlord.
Kline listed the address of Ernest and Pat Adairs’ Stilwell home – 19840 Floyd Street – on his voter registration card, the first step in his successful run for Johnson County District Attorney.
This past June, I stopped by the Adairs’ home after a Google search of Kline’s Stilwell address returned hits for Stor-It-Park-It South, a mini-storage facility.
Neither the Adairs nor Kline were home. But I met Kline’s neighbor and Ernest’s brother, Virgil Adair, a white-haired man with a remote control jutting from the front pocket of his short-sleeved shirt.
Virgil Adair claimed Kline lived in the apartment above the office to the storage facility. He told me at the time that he’d only met Kline once and said Kline came home late and left early.
The Star wasn’t alone in its error of omission. The Olathe News also quoted Adair without mentioning her connection to Kline.
The Star finally connected the dots in this morning’s print edition. -- Justin Kendall