TKC FRIDAY JACKSON COUNTY QUESTION: WILL FRANK WHITE BE HIS OWN MAN?!?!
This morning let's start out with an important question that's been going around local political circles and has the potential to shape the future of Jackson County politics.
The aftermath of this week's landslide victory is important . . .
FRANK WHITE 34,389 (vs) Sherwood Smith 10,097 — in Jackson County, Missouri.
Now . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDER QUESTION: WILL FRANK WHITE BE HIS OWN MAN AS A LEGISLATOR OR WILL HE SIMPLY SERVE AS ANOTHER COURTHOUSE POLITICAL PAWN?!?!
Here are THE TOP 5 facets of this question to consider . . .
Mr. Peanut Only Cares About A Few Things @ The County
Over the years, Mr. Peanut has been able to give his "stable" of politicos pretty much free reign because he only cares about one thing. Those of you with half a brain can figure out what mostly concerns the Kansas City real estate baron . . . Now, if it's not about that "one thing" or something related to the local property game . . . Mr. Peanut couldn't care less. For the most part . . . This fact of life works in favor of Frank White as a legislator.
On The Other Hand, Jackson County Exec Mike Sanders Is A Micro-Manager
The County Exec doesn't just want everybody working from his playbook . . . He gets a bit miffed when a member of his "team" is unwilling to fall on a grenade in order to protect the County honcho. The biggest question that confronts future legislator Frank White when he inevitably takes office: Will he submit to the will of the County Exec??? The answer will make or break his political career.
Revenge Time Against The Kansas City Royals And The Stadiums?!?!
Remember The Kansas City Royals basically kicked Frank White to the curb and forced the guy out . . . And now he had a very BIG say over their budget. Funny how life works like that sometimes . . . Sure, everybody is playing nice in public but this relationship could either cause future controversy or simply force KC Royals management to finally eat crow regarding their horrible staffing decisions. Too bad it won't inspire better pitching.
Most People Don't Know What Function County Government Fulfills
Other than collect property taxes at a seemingly arbitrary rate . . . Most Jackson County residents are clueless about what goes on down @ The Courthouse. Expect more than a few politicos to inform Frank White that things are better off that way.
Frank White Baseball Fame Followed Up By Years of Community Volunteerism
Credit where it's due . . . A lot of people don't know about it because Frank White was always very low key about volunteering his time and lending his name to quite a few important community causes over the years. When it comes to community concern for a good cause . . . We know that as a local baseball Hall Of Famer at least, he's always been willing to lend a hand.
And now . . . Let's acknowledge once again that THE QUESTION OF FRANK WHITE'S POLITICAL AUTONOMY IS NOW OPEN FOR SPECULATION and it's something that has more than a few local insiders concerned.
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