Why Bother With A Revolving Door?

December 11, 2015 3:41 p.m.

This may be the quote of the year in politics. First, here’s the quick backstory.

Kansas state Rep. Steve Brunk (R) is entertaining a job offer from the policy arm of Focus on the Family. (They say they’ve already hired him, but he says he won’t make a decision until January, which seems fishy in its own right.) But Brunk has no plans to step down from his legislative seat when (ahem … if) he takes the new job with the anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage outfit. In fact he says why wouldn’t you want to hire the guy who chairs the committee where the group’s most pressing legislative items are decided?

Via the very capable Bryan Lowry at the Wichita Eagle, here’s Brunk’s epic quote:

“One of the things that they want to do is impact legislation and so how better to do that than to have the person who handles all of that legislation actually be in the Legislature and actually be chairman of the committee?”

How better, indeed!

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