Monday, September 25, 2017
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! TOLD YOU SO: EMBATTLED JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE SMACKED DOWN OVER CONTROVERSIAL COMBAT SELECTION!!!
This afternoon the political career of a former Kansas City baseball star took a serious hit.
Our blog community already knows the deal here . . .
Law enforcement, the Latino Community and legislators wanted Vince Ortega to lead COMBAT anti-crime and community outreach efforts. Exec Frank White's selection was met with curiosity and immediate opposition.
Behind the scenes . . .
THIS IS THE MOST SERIOUS SMACK DOWN THE JACKSON COUNTY EXEC HAS TAKEN AND REVEALS THAT HIS NEWBIE POLITICAL CAREER IS A WASHOUT!!!
A quote from an insider on the topic:
"This is the second strike for Exec White. The jail mess put him at a disadvantage and now a simple appointment encountering this much resistance shows us that he really doesn't really know what he's doing and he CANNOT govern effectively. Sadly, his name recognition doesn't give him the skill to do the job."
More inside baseball . . .
This FAIL is being blamed on his Chief of Staff who reportedly didn't run the selection by other legislators and counted on Exec White's popularity to push the decision forward/ Overextending on behalf of a political newcomer without much community support was seen as arrogance from Exec White's office.
Here is the official press statement just released as the Jackson County Exec could be one and done AND community crime-fighting efforts turn into a political battle royale.
Take a look:
Jackson County Executive issues statement after disappointing no vote on COMBAT Director by Legislature
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement after today’s Legislative vote rescinding his appointment for COMBAT Director.
“Teesha Miller is an exceptionally qualified individual for COMBAT Director and I am proud to select her as my appointment to the position. It is unfortunate that she was blatantly dismissed at today’s Jackson County Legislative meeting and denied the chance to speak for herself, explaining her professional experience, commitment and vision for COMBAT. I am also disheartened that Teesha’s professional peers, who showed up to speak on her behalf, were also denied that chance. Despite repeated praise for Teesha’s work and character, the fact that the Legislature voted to fire her without taking the time to hear from her directly, is absurd.”
“The Charter states that the County Executive has the authority to make this appointment and I am confident that I made the strongest decision for the health and safety of our County’s future. I took this job to do what’s right, not bend to the same political pressure that has become the norm for Jackson County. Based on today’s vote, we will review our options, but we will not allow this to deter us. We will continue to move forward to make this community safer.”
Developing . . .