TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! PERSPECTIVE FROM MISSOURI HOUSE REP ON KIKI CURLS HOT MESS!!! NOT ALL POLITICIANS ARE "ON THE TAKE" ACCORDING TO REP. MIKE LAIR!!!
I'm always surprised about who reads this dump of a blog. However, on this Sunday we've been blessed with a reasoned and intelligent perspective which is a nice change of pace from my ranting.
MO. REP. MIKE LAIR SHARES HIS PERSPECTIVE ON OUR RECENT CONSIDERATION OF MISSOURI POLITICOS AND LOBBYIST DONATION!!!
The Sen. Kiki Curls hot mess reported @ The Turner Report and discussed @ TKC could be getting bigger and free tickets thrown at politicos doesn't sit right with voters.
Take a look at what Missouri House Rep. Mike Lair notes about recent discussion over lobbyists gifts and the conventional wisdom regarding politicos here @ TKC.
SUNDAY MESSAGE FROM MO HOUSE REP. MIKE LAIR
I have read your daily offerings for the last several years and truly enjoy your perspective on the issues. I do not always agree, but at least you are even handed. I live about 100 miles from KC and make it there a couple of times a month for R & R . . .
I am a third term member of the Missouri House and your piece about Senator Curls contains a bit of misinformation. "Everyone does not do it"...take/solicited gifts from lobbyists and the amount is out of the ordinary. The Post Dispatch ran an article about a freshman member of the House on the Utilities Committee that took $8K in tickets and entertainment from AT&T and Ameren. Did he do anything wrong? I don't know, but it looks bad. I am afraid the attitude that the legislators are all for sale hurts many of us who maintain a $0 balance with the Ethics Commission. I want you to realize - we don't all participate.
I respect Senator Curls...I served with her in the House and we worked closely on my unsuccessful bill to speed aid to the unaccredited Kansas City School District at the end of the last session, but please do not paint all of us with too broad a brush as "on the take" politicians.
7th District State Rep
Serving Livingston, Grundy, and Linn Counties