TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! CONTROVERSY EXPLODES OVER A NEW JOB FOR BISHOP TINDALL @ JACKSON COUNTY!!!
Jackson County Insiders tell us to tread carefully on the topic of a new job for Bishop Tindall with Jackson County.
The discussion of County employment following Bishop Tindall's resignation has evoked ire from more than a few critics given that the resignation was brought about over a recent controversy regarding a long ago court case that prevents Missouri felons from holding office.
However, now we have a bit more insight into the recent outpouring of support for Bishop Tindall upon his last day as a legislator. It looks like he wasn't really leaving the Courthouse any time soon and this just might have been a chance to express more than a bit of esteem for the local clergyman.
Here's both sides of the discussion at hand . . .
CRITICS OF THE CURRENT JACKSON COUNTY ADMINISTRATION RAGE OVER EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS OF THE LEGISLATOR WHO WAS FORCED OUT OF OFFICE OVER A FELONY CHARGE!!!
Opponents of this hiring see the decision as an affront to the spirit of the effort to remove Bishop Tindall from office and the Missouri legislation they invoked which attempts to purge local government of people with felonies on their record.
Meanwhile . . .
JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS ATTEMPT TO BRING CALM AND NOTE THAT THE POSITION IS ONLY A PART-TIME GIG IN A FIELD WHERE BISHOP TINDALL HAS SHOWN REMARKABLE EXPERTISE . . .
There is no doubt that Bishop Tindall has extensive political and community connections that would make his employment valuable . . . Still, controversy rages over the question of County part-time work as political patronage and the very real concern that this new gig could cost lower level County employees their jobs in a time of continued Courthouse austerity.
Either way . . . Don't count on mainstream media to note this JACKSON COUNTY BISHOP TINDALL EMPLOYMENT CONTROVERSY until after the fact as the debate over the merits and consequences of felons working in Kansas City area local government continues FIRST on TKC. Natch.
Developing . . .