TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY TOP DEMOCRATIC PARTY INSIDERS RAGE OVER MAYOR SLY CHOOSING KIT BOND LOBBYING FIRM!!!
Once again Kansas City's Democratic Party elite find themselves at odds with a decision announced by the office of Mayor Sly James.
To wit . . .
BEHIND THE SCENES KANSAS CITY DEMOCRATIC PARTY INSIDERS RAGE OVER MAYOR SLY'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT KIT BOND WILL LEAD LOCAL D.C. LOBBYING EFFORTS!!!
But there's more to the story than that . . .
THE KANSAS CITY DEMOCRATIC ELITE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT MAYOR SLY HAD BETTER OPTIONS THAN THE GOP ELDER STATESMAN!!!
Sure, there's no doubt that Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond is an accomplished politico with a lot of connections that will benefit his firm. This was a big part of what Mayor Sly touted when he announced the decision.
Heck, Kit Bond even has an ugly, copycat bridge named after him.
However . . .
KANSAS CITY DEMOCRATIC PARTY INSIDERS REVEAL THE OTHER TOP CONTENDERS FOR THE KANSAS CITY LOBBYING GIG THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A MUCH BETTER CHOICE!!!
And here's where things get really interesting . . .
Polsinelli Shughart dropped out of the gig because they need more time to count their mountains of money.
And now . . .
Husch Blackwell was ready to pick up the slack. This firm hosts some of Kansas City's top lawyers and political denizens. Nobody would have thought twice about picking these local legal sharks.
An now here it comes . . .
HOWEVER, KANSAS CITY DEMOCRATIC INSIDERS ARE FURIOUS THAT THE FIRM OF FORMER CONGRESSMAN ALAN WHEAT WAS PASSED OVER FOR THE LOBBYING JOB!!!
"This is nothing less than a slap in the face to members of the Democratic Party in Kansas City," one local insider noted. "Alan Wheat's firm is far more established when it comes to lobbying and what the Mayor is missing with his selection of Kit Bond is any connection to the urban core and the Eastside neighborhoods he claimed to represent during his campaign."
A bit more perspective . . .
"What might be seen as a non-partisan move just doesn't make sense for our lobbying efforts during President Obama's administration. What people are saying is that this is a decision that helps Mayor Sly James further his own political career with very little benefit for Kansas City."
And all of this goes back to the ongoing suspicion that Mayor Sly's Democratic Party credentials are rather soft along with further speculation that Kansas City's top elected official is out for himself . . .
Developing . . .