Kathleen Kane, the Democrat Attorney General of Pennsylvania, was lauded in a 2013 Washington Post Puff Piece as a “Rising Star of the Democratic Party.”
The first woman and first Democrat elected to her position, Kane was a a rising star even before she took office earlier this year. She won more voters in 2012 than Obama and Sen. Bob Casey (D), and made national headlines when she refused to defend the state’s same-sex marriage ban in federal court last month. Kane has ruled out a run for governor in 2014, a smart move considering that Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a rising star in her own right, is already in the race. The smart money says that at some point, Kane’s name will be in the mix for Senate or governor.
So, where is this rising star of the Democrat Party today? Funny you should ask.
Facing criminal charges, relieved of her law license and threatened with removal by the Legislature, Pennsylvania’s attorney general seems to have decided that if she has to go, she’s going to take others down with her.
Since all three branches of state government began moving against her over the past year, Kathleen Kane has released hundreds of sexually explicit or otherwise crude emails that had been sent or received by current or former public officials on their government accounts.
The media and the Democrats have a pretty low bar for choosing their heroes.