The KC Blue Blog brilliantly chronicles Funkhouser's campaign finance mistakes
The Blue Blog takes apart the big man and offers a couple of insights that may have been glanced over in other media coverage:
1. FUNKHOUSER IS USING HIS CITY HALL PHONE NUMBER AS A CONTACT NUMBER FOR HIS CAMPAIGN!!! There are A LOT OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE LOCAL INTERNETS who see this as a clear ethics violation - Even worse, his campaign is in bad financial shape and that basically means that every lawyer in Kansas City is getting calls from The Mayor's office encouraging them to cut a check.
2. Funkhouser took money from The Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Not even a month ago Kansas City's Mayor wrote to them to express his outrage at their alleged bias. I guess "principles" are a lot easier to bend when in need of quick cash.
Mayor Funkhouser's financial mismanagement is a serious issue . . . The fact that he's begging for money all over town, and from all of Kay's old friends, puts the perception out there that this town's top office is for sale . . . So much for Funkhouser's reputation for being fiscally responsible.