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Leavenworth never a serious option?

Gov. Mark Parkinson told the Hutchinson News last week that Guantanamo Bay detainees "were never coming to Kansas." He said that he received assurance more than a month ago that Fort Leavenworth wasn't a likely destination. A Hutch News editorial criticized Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts for "whipping up some frenzy about Gitmo detainees potentially coming to Kansas," and for blocking Obama administration appointments over the issue. "Brownback's and Roberts' theater smacks of cheap, and childish, politics," the editorial said.