Tuesday, August 20, 2013
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER DISCUSES COUNCIL DUDE BROOKS AND THE $15K SEXTING SCANDAL: 'HE'S A GOOD MAN, HE DID SOMETHING DUMB'
Kansas City's journey to becoming the next Detroit continues with what is tantamount to yet another pass for a disgraced public official.
To wit . . .
CHECK THIS EXCERPT OF CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER DISCUSSING THE COUNCILMAN BROOKS $15K SEXTING SCANDAL!!!
Click this link to hear the discussion in its entirety. But here's the quote that I transcribed to the best of my ability that features the Congressman's comment on Council Dude Brooks:
Congressman Cleaver From A Recent Radio Interview: "I think Michael Brooks would be the first person to acknowledge that what he did was . . . Stupid. I think he would say it. And I don't think we have to worry about that happening any more.
"I don't think he should resign until or unless it becomes an impediment to him representing the people of the 5th District. In other words, if other Council members begin to shy away from him so that they won't enter into some kind of coalition or work with him, that's a whole other issue. I would think however that if he can demonstrate his ability to continue to get things done for the people of the 5th District then I think he should remain. And I'm sure that right now it's very tough on him and tough on other Council members because some of them may be wondering, you know "if I get to close to him, is it gonna hurt me?" and that kind of thing.
"Some of us don't care. You don't abandon a friend or somebody with whom you've worked over the years because they got in some difficulty. I'd say 90% of the whole thing is something that impacts his family and the Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church and not necessarily the community. Unless there's something we don't know about, something that comes up at a later time. I think he's a good man, he did something dumb."
A few thoughts . . .
- Residents of the 5th District would be hard pressed to find anything Councilman Brooks has accomplished.
- It's not a question of the Council moving away from him . . . Because of his lackadaisical style, Council dude Brooks doesn't have a friend on the Council.
- Also, check Ryan Kath's reporting where he does in fact offer evidence that this scandal has greater implications beyond the family and faith life of Council Dude Brooks.
- Forgiveness is a nice thing . . . But this is a really low standard for Kansas City and the 5th District . . . Shouldn't we expect better representation than Council Dude Michael Brooks?
Meanwhile . . . The story of Kansas City's shameful sexting hot mess continues as Mayor and City Council know they'll have very little luck passing another tax as long as Council Dude Brooks remains on Council and they do NOTHING.