Tuesday, August 13, 2013
NEWSFLASH!!! WILL ROYSTER IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT WHEN HE WHINES THAT NOBODY CARES ABOUT HIS STORY!!!
Late breaking news on a three-year-old election with less than a few thousand voters in an otherwise politically neglected Kansas City neighborhood.
Here is the Pitch dedicating a few thousand words to yet another frustrated white guy whining about minority voting in the urban core in a years-old election
Credit where it's due . . . The story is well written and covers most of the low points from Royster's perspective. Throughout the piece Royster complains that nobody will take his side but the fact is that he's generated more publicity than any other Missouri House Rep. candidate in a pointless crusade.
Also, I always thought it was shameful that Royster worked with conspiracy theorist Jack Cashill in comparing the Somalis in his district to terrorists.
Still, this saga has jumped the shark long ago and Royster is in no position to run again . . . His current volley of complaints is simply one of many long standing gripes that comes off more like sour grapes.
An important correction before I go do something more fun:
The article notes Rep. John Rizzo's father is a Jackson County Legislator. That's not correct and the error was used in a passage to suggest a conspiracy in the appointment of Jackson County Judge W. Stephen Nixon to a County Counselor gig following the race . . . Fact Check: Judge Nixon was appointed as County Counselor in October and the primary was held in August - Long, long after Royster lost the 2010 election that still haunts him to this day.
After the election, given that John Rizzo's dad lost a close race to "reformer" Crystal Williams . . . Suggesting a conspiracy is a stretch given that the outgoing elected official probably didn't have much influence over the County Executive and the entire JaxCo legislature which had to approve the appointment. And yet again, it's THAT kind of wild speculation and easily mythbusted attack which is typical of Will Royster's endless litany of complaints.
Now, I've written about this thing so much, I'm totally tired of the subject . . . If late night readers feel like they want a morning post on the topic . . . Please suggest an interesting angle beyond the typical Internets trolling that follows every single item related to Will Royster's ruined Kansas City political career.