Laws? Sure. Liberal Attorney Generals will happily defend laws that they agree with. If there’s a law compelling religious groups to offer abortion on demand, they will bleed for it. But if there’s a law that they disagree with… good night and good luck.
Pennsylvania’s attorney general, Kathleen Kane, said on Thursday that she would not defend the state against a lawsuit to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage.
Ms. Kane, a Democrat, traveled from Harrisburg, where the suit was filed in Federal District Court on Tuesday, to make her announcement at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. She quoted from Pennsylvania’s Constitution forbidding discrimination “against any person” and said that “disparate treatment” based on race, religion and ethnic origin were no longer tolerated, and “it is now the time here in Pennsylvania to end another wave of discrimination.”
“I looked at it this way, the governor’s going to be O.K.,” she said. She wondered, she added, who would represent “the Daves and Robbies, who represents the Emilys and Amys?”
“As attorney general,” she said, “I choose you.”
Who is going to represent all the gay rights defendants? Their laws. And the ACLU. Kane’s job is to represent the people of Pennsylvania. The repulsive Kane ran for Attorney General, yet also wants to function as a legislator, making up her own laws as she goes along, and treats her lawlessness as a campaign rally event.
If Kathleen Kane finds that her job violates her principles, she should resign it. But that kind of thing is for old-timey honorable folks. Politicians don’t resign anymore. Unless it’s as a ploy after a scandal. Instead they announce that they just won’t do their jobs… for the people.
Kane, a Hillary Clinton minion, raised nearly 6 million dollars to run for a job that she had no intention of doing, campaigning on a pledge to investigate Jerry Sandusky to score some points, and then turning around and preparing to use her non-work to run for Governor.
So Kathleen Kane is currently being paid $152,443 for a job she won’t do. Don’t the taxpayers of Pennsylvania deserve a refund?