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BREAKING: Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D) still banned from practicing law.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane speak during a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Kane announced a new effort to investigate pornography and other lewd emails exchanged among prosecutors, judges and others inside government. Kane's law license is currently suspended while she awaits trial on charges she leaked secret grand jury material to a newspaper and lied about it. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
In fact, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has unanimously refused to lift AG Kathleen Kane’s ban. This… takes skill, if ‘skill’ can indeed be legitimately used in this context.  Certainly it’s not a word that one normally associates with Kathleen Kane.

Background here, for those who need their memories refreshed. For those who don’t want to click through, Kathleen Kane is a Democratic politician who went from being a rising star in Pennsylvanian politics to being an albatross around the necks of every Democrat in Governor Tom Wolf’s administration sho has not yet been indicted.  She’s endlessly good copy, and I’ll miss AG Kane if/when they convict her.  Well, really: somebody has to, right?

This particular stanza of the epic saga that is Kathleen Raising A Kane will now focus on the Senate, which is even now going to start up the mechanism that can remove the Attorney General from office.  On the one hand, the process requires a 2/3rd majority vote in the state Senate.  On the other hand, this isn’t exactly a partisan issues anymore; or, more accurately, the Democrats have completely partisan reasons to want to get rid of Kathleen Kane.  And that’s because, on the gripping hand: the woman is kind of like the late Jim Traficant, only with better hair and almost no charm.

One last thought to all of this: it is absolutely contrary to interest for me to support removing AG Kane from office.  We have a critical Senate race there this year, after all – and having Kane around would only help us with that. Still: she’s gotta go anyway.

…Gah! I hate having to be virtuous about this.

Via @BBumsted_TRIB.

Moe Lane

PS: Almost forgot: despite her disbarment/indictment troubles, Kathleen Kane is still ahead in primary polling.  Says a lot about the state of the Pennsylvanian Democratic party, huh?

PPS: That unanimous panel was actually majority-Democrat appointed. Just in case if you were wondering if there was a witch hunt involved. Also: one of the judges involved in AG Kane’s bizarre counter-argument / porn spam conspiracy theory (no, really) would have been on that panel, but he was ‘suspended.’ I assume that means something – or at least it will to Kane partisans, which I also assume exist.

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