KANSAS CITY STAR IGNITES WAR OF WORDS WITH LIGHT RAIL ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN!!!
Looks like another war of words betwixt Kansas City's longtime light rail advocate Clay Chastain and the newspaper everybody pretends to read . . .
Earlier today, the newspaper offered an "As I See It" aimed at Mr. Chastain and his plan . . . A few moments ago, they published another editorial calling on the activist to leave them alone.
Here's his response:
The people deserve to witness a debate between Clay Chastain and opponent Matt Kauffman, author of Star's As I See It
The people of Kansas City deserve to observe a debate over Light Rail Ballot Question #3 between proponent Clay Chastain and opponent Matt Kauffman, whose "As I See It" piece ran in today's Star.
Matt Kauffman, practicing architect and Chairman of the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance (KCRTA), sounded more like a practicing idiot in his ignorant scathing indictment of the light rail ballot initiative.
Now is Mr. Kauffman man enough to debate me face to face on KCPT public television, or is he just another establishment player who is afraid to step in the ring with Clay Chastain?
Typically, his ilk like to hide out in their ivory towers and drop bombs on others who oppose their vision. They are afraid of any hand to hand combat in front of the public.
Mr Kauffman, step out onto the street from your elitist enclave and debate me over this most important civic issue. Then, we will let the people decide who's vision for public transportation improvements is a... "fantasy."
Clay Chastain, Degree electrical engineer and leader of the people's Light Rail Ballot Question #3.