Friday, June 30, 2017
The Kansas City Weekly Power Rankings!!!
While gunfire, violent crime and a lot of fireworks marked the week for most local denizens, here's a peek at the top ranking power players who stand atop the Kansas City chattering classes.
Airport Funding Power Move By Council Lady Katy Shields Is Over The Head Of Most Kansas City Voters
Council Lady Katy Shields wins this week because she provided an alternative against the Kansas City Corporate Airport plan that involves big companies stealing most of the revenue out at MCI. The weakness of the plan is that there aren't many specifics except that it is the only viable option right now against a corporate power move to bully KC voters into submission.
Kansas SecState Kobach Is The New Flyover Country Progressive Boogieman
He's the subject of nearly half the local newsprint scorn this week that's based mostly partisan rhetoric and late night TV comedy shows. We're not gonna waste time defending this GOP golden boy but it's worth nothing how much ire he elicits from equally clueless liberals on the other side of the same coin.
Mark Alford and Nick Vasos Channel Classic And Powerful Movie Moment
FOX 4's Mark Alford and Nick Vasos took a moment to recreate the popular scene from 90s movie "Ghost" in a strong display of confidence and cinematic knowledge which was probably the best thing on morning TV this week.
And so . . .
At the halfway point of the year and as always, this list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people.