Displaying speaking style that made him an ace debater in high school and college, Gov. Mark Parkinson cracked up the crowd a couple of times at a Wichita State University alumni breakfast today.
Parkinson has announced over and over that he won’t run for a full term in the job he inherited when Kathleen Sebelius went to Washington. But one woman in the crowd, who identified herself as a longtime Republican, asked him if he would run again.
His reply: “No comment.”
And like just about all Wichita State discussions, the governor’s Q and A session turned to sports. Asked where his loyalties lie, Parkinson explained that he roots for all the Kansas schools and most of the Big 12 schools when they play outside the conference.
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Parkinson said when the Tigers play, he automatically roots for the other team.
“I don’t care; if Missouri was playing the Soviet Union, Go Soviets!” he said to gales of laughter.