KANSAS CITY MISSOURI HOUSE REP. JEREMY LAFAVER WEED BUST POTPOURRI!!!
Kansas City politicos are abuzz regarding Jeremy LaFaver's pot bust antics . . .
Here are just a few quick hits we want to distribute before we take a closer look at this thing . . . Don't worry, we'll try not to drag it out.
First up . . .We hear that . . .
FUTURE GOV. CANDIDATE CHIS KOSTER IS LIVID OVER THE CHARGES AND THE MAJOR SCREW-UP BY A LEGISLATOR IN A DEMOCRATIC STRONGHOLD!!!
AG Koster is squeaky clean but nobody doubts this pot bust will be used to make a nasty connection among all Missouri Democrats.
Also . . .
ANOTHER FRIEND OF CRYSTAL WILLIAMS TAKES A MAJOR HIT!!!
LaFaver is friends with Crystal and they even share campaign infrastructure connections. Sure, neither the blame (nor the dutchie) will be passed along from LaFaver to Crystal on the left hand side . . . But after the smoke clears it's obvious that friends of Crystal don't have a lot of influence.
And then . . .
THIS ISN'T ABOUT REFORM OF MARIJUANA LAWS, IT'S ABOUT A MISSOURI POLITICO ARRESTED FOR BREAKING THE LAW!!!
Two aspects of this point . . .
- Pro-Weed reformers want to weigh-in on this one but it's not like LaFaver was busted while on the House floor fighting for better weed . . . Even if his offense came only a few hours after he was in the company of Gov. Jay. This is about a bust of a politico who apparently didn't want to leave his stash at home for any length of time.
- More importantly, given the pot charge . . .
THIS KINDA MAKES LAFAVER LOOK LIKE HE'S ADVOCATING FOR HIS WEED STASH!!!
Sure, we'd like to think LaFaver is a tireless advocate for families and children but his advocacy for pot smokers seems a bit conflicted in light of recent events.
Like it or not . . .
MISSOURI INSIDER: "COULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED TO A NICER GUY!!!"
Did you know the GOP House speaker HATES LaFaver? . . . So much so that there have been a few notable showdowns with the newbie Rep. left waiting to be called on after just about everybody including the janitor has had their say. Still . . . Behind the scenes the MO House Rep. has a reputation for arrogance and self-righteousness that hasn't made it easy to find support after his fall from on high.
Furthermore, there's concern that this scandal will be used to divert attention from the more important issues of the veto session.
"He has given the GOP exactly what they needed," A Missouri Democratic Insider said. "We want to make this (veto session) about standing against a destructive tax bill and helping working people. But LaFaver is going to be used as a talking point to unite Missouri against working families and tarnish the reputation of anyone in his company."
There's so much more to hash out in this LaFaver hot mess.
We'll have more in a bit . . .