SHOW-ME SECRETARY OF STATE JASON KANDER LETTER CELEBRATION!!!
Missouri Secretary Of State Jason Kander is an accomplished man and is now the youngest statewide elected official in all of the nation.
An attempt at ethics reform during his tenure in the Missouri House along with a notable alliance with Gov. Jay Nixon has launched one of the brightest political careers in the State.
Recently, a letter to GOP Pres hopeful Rick Perry elicited celebration from media outlets.
Take a look:
Mahoney Blog: Kander to Perry: Poach Someplace Else
Texas Tribune: Missouri Secretary of State Asks Perry to Stay Away
KBIA: SOS Kander tells Texas Gov. Rick Perry to keep hands off Missouri jobs
Huff Post: Jason Kander Slams Rick Perry For Missouri Trip, Asks Him To Explain Obamacare Request
MO Times: Kander pens letter to Texas Gov. Perry about Missouri business “poaching”
None of this is to say that former Kansas City resident SOS Kander doesn't make an excellent point in his beautifully crafted missive.
MO Sec. Of State Kander: "Simply poaching jobs from one state and bringing them to another doesn’t grow our nation’s economy, so I hope you reconsider your efforts and instead look at ways to cultivate new industries and companies in Texas, rather than just trying to steal other states’ successes."
Again, he's probably right but at a time when Missouri losing an economic border war and now faces even more competition from throughout the nation . . . It seems that a strongly worded letter and polite request can only go so far to reverse the tend.