TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDER REAX TO MAYOR SLY FIRE PRESSER!!!
The JJ's press conference is still creating waves among Kansas City political insiders and here's a thoughtful perspective from a very insightful Kansas City insider that we hadn't considered:
"Mayor Sly James pushed his way to the front of that press conference for the JJ's fire in a way that didn't really show respect for the new Fire Chief (Berardi). It was a shame to see the guy (KCFD Chief Berardi) just nodding his head in agreement as (Mayor) Sly simply wanted to take center stage."
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"Whether he realized it or not, what (Mayor) Sly did was to show that he didn't have enough confidence in the New Chief to simply let him do his job. The Mayor doesn't know the first thing about fire suppression or the very complicated investigation into the explosion. When Kansas City needed details about the timeline of the tragedy and emergency evacuation policy, (Mayor) Sly just wanted the spotlight and stepped in front of the experts."
Behind the scenes . . . This important insight shows the KCFD might appreciate Mayor Sly wearing their gear but that token gesture might not be as important as letting them do their job.