There's a little flare up in Topeka today over the NRA's scoring of legislative candidates on gun issues.
Republican state Senate candidate and former Shawnee County Sheriff Dick Barta, it appears, first received a 'C+' plus from the group.
Then the group changed it to an 'A-' after Barta had a chance to clarify some of his answers to the group's survey.
The hitch here is that Barta's potential rival in the general election, Democratic incumbent Sen. Laura Kelly, received an 'A-' from the group.
Dems say they smell something fishy with the scoring upgrade. They're pointing fingers at David Kensinger, the former top aide to Gov. Sam Brownback.
While Kensinger may not have an office at the capitol any longer, he's still an active behind-the-scenes advocate for the governor.
Just last week, he confronted former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves at a social function about returning to Kansas to campaign for moderate Republicans, the very candidates Brownback is campaigning against in the GOP primary.
The NRA intrigue was related by reporter Andy Marso in this morning's Capital-Journal. Here's a link to the story.
But here's the money quote from Kensinger's reponse to Marso's question about his role in the scoring change:
"I'm really preoccupied by my work with the Trilateral Commission whom I am infiltrating on behalf of the Illuminati," Kensinger told Marso.