Forget about Funkhouser. If you want anything just ask Mr. Peanut politely!!!
So, I'm still working on the story of an increased Kansas City earnings tax in the works - A story that TKC first exclusively reported (!!!) - And what I'm hearing is that sources directly connected to analyzing Kansas City's financial situation say that there are efforts to get the opinion of Mr. Peanut on the topic because Funkhouser's reaction will be based upon whatever that guy says.
Essentially, word around City Hall is that Mayor Funky is powerless and is basically there to carry out Mr. Peanut's marching orders. So much for all the talk of "principles," unless the appearance of a politico in an extremely rich guy's pocket recently became a virtue.
But I'm won't just rely on City Hall gossip to back up this story . . . It's all over the news.
All of this might be a tad troubling to anybody unaccustomed to Kansas City politics. However, patronage is simply part of this cowton's political landscape.
The only thing that strike me as strange is that allegations that Mayor Funky is being "run" by Mr. Peanut are so commonplace in Kansas City proper but strangely kept a secret to so many of the Mayor's suburban supporters who are blissfully unaware of how Kansas City politics works unless they're stupidly ranting against minorities.
So, it's this blog's duty (hehe) to inform all of the Internets that it's common knowledge in Kansas City: If you want something from the Mayor - It's better to sidestep Funky's office and the smell of Gloria's barefeet and instead just take your concerns to Mr. Peanut - He's a really nice guy and dealing with the dude directly in power is always the better option.