Six months of Gov. Sam Brownback's administration has Topeka Capital-Journal columnist Ric Anderson faking the flattery. "I don't want to say anything to poke the bear and prompt Brownback and his crew to train their conservative gunsights on more of our current personal freedoms and privileges." Anderson added: "It's also clear the governor isn't afraid to swing around the authority that he and the GOP gained with their sweep in the 2010 election. Whether overruling the Legislature on state funding for the Kansas Arts Commission or ramrodding through abortion clinic regulations without so much as a public hearing, Brownback and his administration have shown that you trifle with them at your own risk."