TKC SUNDAY MUST READ!!! ALTERNATIVE JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS ELECTION ANALYSIS CONTRADICTS STEVE ROSE!!!!
TKC NOTE: Tonight we take a look at an educated and well-versed perspective from one of our friends with a great deal of writing talent . . .
To wit . . .
CHECK OUT THIS GOLDEN GHETTO JOHNSON COUNTY ELECTION ANALYSIS THAT CONTRADICTS THE POLITICAL WISDOM OF STEVE ROSE!!!
Additionally, this is just a fun read from the nicer part of the metro and their contentious suburban politics . . . Check it:
Hamlet's Predictions for Aug. 5: To be, or not to be....reelected. That is the question!
JoCo Chairman upset: Lightner 37%, Ed Peterson 35% Ed Eilert 28% See www.InformJoCoVoters.com for facts the Star has never reported.
Ks Senate: Roberts saved by reckless Facebook Xray posts of his opponent: Roberts 52%, Milton Wolf 48%
JoCo Dist. 1: Shaffer 46% McConwell 43%, two nameless others 5% each, and Sciolaro 3%
As I sit here, gazing at the skull of Steve Rose, after reading his biased predictions, thank you, Tony, for allowing an ungilded perspective from a Lion in Winter.
Let us remember, Steve Rose is not even a trained journalist, nor does he respect their ethical rules of conduct. He is devious. In fact, he darest not reveal the truth. When he was still the editorial writer for his late daddy's Sun Newspapers, he used his bully pulpit to endorse someone for county chairman, WITHOUT DISCLOSING THAT HE WAS HER CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER! So his endorsement was really protecting his investment of time, and the $40 grand he raised from his advertisers and supporters.
So don't believe his spin, his prediction of a 51% vote for Ed Eilert for reelection as Johnson County chairman, Methinks he doth boast too much. And let's not forget, Steve Rose endorsed BiState II, that bovine monstrosity of a regional subsidy of KCMO's billionnaires--and that the chairman for that failed campaign was Rose's close ally and front man for 16 years as mayor of Overland Park--Ed Eilert!
Despite Rose's spin, Eilert is going down.
He is a lazy campaigner, which is why he wasn't elected to Congress. Patricia Lightner and Ed Peterson have both out-campaigned him in this primary. Eilert told his buddy, George Wilson at the JoCo Enterprise Center and I quote, "not to worry, I have this primary in the bag. Let's just work the general." Well, he may never see that bright dawn.
Eilert's final blow was King Louie. He rushed Johnson County into blowing $5 million to buy an about-to-be-condemned contaminated building (those reports have suddenly been disappeared) as a favor to the Mitchell's, who he called on the BOCC public tape, "friends of the commission". A staffer then explained the 5 week rush was to help them out "for tax purposes." Methinks Eilert is really just bailing out his hometown, Overland Park. Removing city blight at County expense.
See the commission's tapes, and more evidence, at www.InformJoCoVoters.com.
And on July 3, Eilert raised property taxes, needlessly. And despite state legislators calling him out on it, persists in telling an untruth in stubbornly defending it. For that, the voters will bid adieu to the man who can't ever admit he made a mistake. Parting is such sweet sorrow.
I suspect Rose's predictions are motivated by his backroom machinations to once again influence election outcomes, without revealing to the KC Star that he IS working on certain campaigns. It's disgusting. Shame on Rose and shame on the Star.
Case in point: Predicting that Rachel Sciolaro will beat Laura McConwell in snagging the 2nd place finish, along with Ron Shaffer for JoCo's County Commission District 1, (Ed Peterson's old seat.) Ha! Preposterous! Little Rachel answered the PVPost.com questionnaire about the arts saying she was a fan of the Martial Arts. Oops. The game was over, right there with that goofball quote. Exit stage left.
Shaffer v. McConwell is the real contest. I predict 46% to 43%. But notice how chessmaster Rose tosses in newcomer Rachel Sciolaro, the NRA poster child, as his pawn. My guess? Rose is secretly raising money for Shaffer. And has had a long beef with McConwell. Like Eilert, Steve-erino doesn't like women telling him what is what.
Is Rose delusional or once again spinning in predicting 58% for Pat Roberts v. Obama's cocky cousin, Milton Wolf? Yes to both. It will be far closer. In politics, 54% is considered a landslide nowadays. So, yes, Roberts will win. But not by that much. 52 to 48. Roberts is exactly like Claire McCaskill who would have lost HER Senate seat in Missouri two years ago were it not for the insane and insensitive "rape as effective contraception" comments of
Clay Todd Aiken. If the Tea Party would ever vet their candidates better, they might win. But not with the likes of Aiken and now Milton Wolf.
As for Missouri--
Rose is half right. The toy train trolley will go down. Good opposition campaign. But the highway tax will squeak by. Big bucks there, pathetic opposition campaign. Here's an idea: if every voter had to park three blocks away from the polling place, they'd realize that mass transit is from days of yore. The car is the thing. Long live the Prius!
(is that my real name? Alas, tis not. But unlike Star columnist Steve Rose, I don't pretend to be a journalist. And unlike Rose, I am not shilling (pun intended) for any candidate without revealing it to the paper.)