KANSAS CITY POLITICAL AFTERMATH: FREEDOM INC. SLAPS AJAMU WEBSTER!!!
Last week, KICKASS TKC TIPSTERS were the first to break news of a rather shocking Freedom, Inc. Endorsement.
Freedom, Inc. COMPLETELY REJECTED THE AJAMU WEBSTER, SPARK BOOKHART, BLACK UNITED FRONT SCHOOL BOARD SLATE!!!
As always, local newsie DeAnn Smith was on top of the story and came up with some good insight and great questions on the subject.
There are a great many theories STILL circulating regarding the endorsements:
The best one I've heard . . .
FREEDOM SLAPPED AJAMU WEBSTER IN THE FACE BY REJECTING HIS SLATE IN ORDER TO STAND UP HIS UNDUE INFLUENCE ON THE EASTSIDE!!!
Allow me to elaborate: The United Black Front School Board Slate is perceived by many folks as an arrogant gesture that's out of tune with an overall willingness to fundamentally change The Kansas City, Missouri School District. Marilyn Simmons, who works VERY closely with Ajamu Webster is the old guard that has heretofore led the district to disarray. Efforts to keep her in power, by definition, reject any significant change.
AJAMU WEBSTER'S FUNKY CONNECTION MIGHT HAVE COST HIM!!!
Ajamu Webster's connection to Mayor Funky doomed his slate. There's no arguing that Mayor Funky isn't popular among Eastside voters. Still, Ajamu walks hand in hand with Kansas City's CO-Mayor and he's the only guy who didn't take much flack during the Mayor's last screaming tirade at Parks Board Members . . . So, it sort of makes sense that the guy's real political allegiance might have been questioned.
FREEDOM, INC. IS REINVENTING ITSELF?!?!?!
Who knows, in politics anything is possible. I never would have guessed that The Terminator would be running California into the ground by holding elected office.
Never the less . . . No matter what the motivation the fact is that endorsements demonstrated a HUGE RIFT in the Kansas City African-American Political Establishment . . . And that's important.
While I hope they their endorsements were aimed at helping the best candidates for the School District . . . That's probably not the case as the politics and positioning of decision has sparked much more interest than any topic related to the upcoming School Board election.
Is this Gone Mild Dan? Pop quiz: Who will you vote for in KCMSD Board election?
Freedom Inc. endorses three in KC school board races