LET'S NOT FORGET BARB SHELLY'S INSULT TO KC WOMEN POLITICOS THIS WEEK!!!
A bit of Dead Tree Media review is in order because there's an important tidbit in an otherwise overlooked writing from Star columnist Barb Shelly.
Check it . . .
DEAD TREE MEDIA COLUMNIST BARB SHELLY PRETTY MUCH INSULTS MOST LADY POLITICOS IN KANSAS CITY FOR THEIR LACK OF LEADERSHIP!!!
The column attempted to do a bit of local politico ranking because Barb obviously reads this blog . . .
But here's her money quote:
"Missing in Action
"Women political leaders. Where have they gone? Not long ago, women wielded clout as mayors of the region’s largest cities and as top leaders of Jackson and Johnson counties. Now, with the exceptions of Jean Peters Baker as Jackson County prosecutor and Pam Mason as Clay County presiding commissioner, they are hard to find in top roles. One bright spot: Jolie Justus of Kansas City will be influential in Jefferson City as the Senate minority leader."
We don't disagree with this quote at all.
But Barb Shelly overlooks some rather powerful local ladies.
We didn't see . . .
MAYOR PRO TEM Cindy Circo
Sen. Kiki Curls
Jackson County Legislator Theresa Garza Ruiz
Jackson County Legislator and Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus Leader Crystal Williams.
KC Council Lady Melba Curls
KC Council Lady Jan Marcason
In other words . . .
THE QUOTE IS NOTHING LESS THAN A SLAP IN THE FACE TO KANSAS CITY'S TOP FEMALE POWER BROKERS!!!
Again, we don't disagree with the sentiment and it clearly resonated with a few readers who wanted to point out the diss and growing division among the "girl power" set in Kansas City.