CHAMBER AWARDS MR. PEANUT A PRIZE!!!
He was a non-factor during Election 2012. He no longer has much influence in the Mayor's Office.
Kansas City Insiders say that his son isn't really interested in playing politics.
Nevertheless . . . Check a rather nice Kansas City gesture from local big money interests:
At the 125th annual dinner of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Peanut was named Kansas Citian of the year.
That's quite an honor for the dude who is probably holding the note on your house.
Still, this one has all the feeling of a lifetime achievement award and a look backward for Kansas City.
This abortion of a ceremony gets worse . . .
ONCE AGAIN WE'RE ASHAMED TO NOTE THAT DAVID COOK PLAYED THE KANSAS CITY POWER PLAYER EVENT!!!
However, the pop star performance seems fitting since throaty and horrible pop-songs that didn't really pan out to mainstream success pretty much exemplifies the "Eco-Devo-Industrial Complex" celebrated by The Chamber. Meanwhile, so much Kansas City Power Broker backslapping hasn't resulted in much besides a great deal of debt, a lower bond rating for Kansas City, sweet tax breaks for corporate interests and more taxes for residents.