Friday, November 24, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE NO SHOW AT 'CHRISTMAS IN THE SKY' AMID FADING POPULARITY!!!
We've got more on the crisis at the Courthouse but for tonight we offer a quick note at shifting public perception of Jackson County Exec Frank White.
To wit . . .
INSIDERS NOTICE THE JACKSON COUNTY EXEC NO SHOW AT THE RECENT "CHRISTMAS IN THE SKY" CELEBRATION AS A SIGN OF FRANK WHITE LOSING TOUCH WITH VOTERS!!!
For those who don't know, Christmas in the Sky is the Eastern Jack equivalent of the Plaza Lighting Ceremony - It has a HUGE loyal following and voters have made it one of the very best Kansas City metro low-key community traditions.
Exec Frank White skipping the party was seen as an affront to this block of voters and was certainly noticed by JaxCo insiders.
"He's losing touch with voters. This kind of thing is where you get a chance to talk with constituents and make connections on a personal level beyond politics," one Courthouse Insider said. "But his ego is getting the better of him. He doesn't like to get tough questions that might come up at these events and he doesn't seem to be interested to attend functions where he won't be treated like a hero. This was missed opportunity . . ."
Again, there's a lot more going on behind the scenes in Jackson County but this Christmas party snafu offers just a bit of insight into the bitter political feud that continues into the holiday season.
Developing . . .