SWEET: DEAD TREE MEDIA DUDE DAVE HELLING FORGIVES CONFLICTED PART-TIME KCP&L MAYOR PRO TEM CINDY CIRCO!!!
This morning we should be honored that Kansas City Dead Tree Media Dude Dave Helling is commenting (one week later) on news that KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS BROKE regarding a new KCP&L gig for Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo.
Better still . . .
DAVE HELLING FORGIVES COUNCIL LADY CINDY CIRCO BECAUSE HER GIG IS ONLY PART TIME!!!
The reasoning is kind of convoluted but let's see if we can make sense of it . . .
Newspaper: Maybe we miss the real conflict
"Circo has disclosed her private sector job. The answer lies in transparency — voters are capable of deciding when a public official improperly enriches himself or herself, as long as they know an officeholder’s outside interests.
"Still, Circo’s announcement is a reminder of an important feature of American democracy, especially at the state and local level: It’s a part-time job.
"Kansas City councilmembers can be lawyers, bankers, businessmen, ministers. Salaried or self-employed. Indeed, they’re expected to have outside jobs."
Ahem, we don't mean to contradict Helling's attempt at folksy charm. However . . .
COUNCIL LADY CIRCO DIDN'T "DISCLOSE" ANYTHING UNTIL OUR KICK-ASS BLOG COMMUNITY REVEALED, REPORTED AND BROKE THE NEWS OF HER CONFLICTED PART TIME JOB!!!
Again, I'm not sure what the point is here other than the fact that none of us are smarter than Helling . . . I don't know if this blog community is willing to stipulate as much but what's certain is that Dead Tree Media doesn't really want to hole Mayor Sly or any of his minions accountable for much nowadays.
However . . .
Since we're talking about Cindy Circo conflicts . . . Let's review:
- She never bowed out of firefighter votes back when she was married to one.
- She's currently helping/shaking up with Jackson County politico Theresa Garza Ruiz in a residency scandal that'll only get worse.
- This KCP&L gig is only the tip of the ice-berg that starts with the GO-KC PAC that has designs on running the next election with Mayor Sly cash.
And so, it's easy for Helling to absolve Mayor Pro Tem Circo because it's clear he really hasn't thought about how many conflicts involve the Council Lady . . . We hope he'll read our blog more often in order to find out.
Developing . . .