Saturday, December 23, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY STAR REPORT ON EXEC FRANK WHITE FINANCES: NOTHING BURGER OR BEGINNING OF THE END???
First off, let's get this out of the way . . . TKC endorses neither Exec Frank White nor the Legislature.
The antics of County government in the midst of a human rights crisis at the jail have provided some laughs but mostly disappointment that a former baseball star has squandered his legacy.
Now . . .
As far as the report about the latest controversy confronting Frank White here are the two options:
1. The groundbreaking story will sweep Exec White out of office given devastating allegations of financial impropriety.
OR . . .
2. A mostly un-sourced Friday afternoon article published a few days before Christmas is really just a hack job that provides a glimpse of the growing vitriolic rhetoric behind the scenes but ultimately doesn't change the reality of a local government impasse that has been going strong for weeks.
Now . . .
Both sides of the issue:
The growing number of critics of Exec White believe a sketchy home loan brokered by lawyer buddies provides a reason for resignation, violates the Charter and should merit action from the Legislature.
On the other hand . . .
Team Frank doesn't seem too worried and maintains that all the home financing deals were above board and the Executive has an army of high-powered lawyers aligned with this firm ready to prove as much.
Meanwhile . . .
People who really know this situation believe that voters must look at the law firm at the center of this hot mess beyond Exec White's involvement - The firm pretty much owns most of Eastern Jack and hosts connections to all of the viable businesses throughout Independence, MO.
The reality is that this firm bills hundreds of millions of dollars every year and a few calls from it's top ranking members over the weekend have already scared Legislators away from pursuing this story line that may direct heat their way. Accordingly, a BIG LAW FIRM basically running Jackson County is the real story that has much more impact than the harsh times of rookie politicos.
To be fair, politicos are far more expendable than big law firms and Exec White is taking heat from these questions and hurting his nice guy branding.
Accordingly . . .
This post is merely an attempt to offer BOTH SIDES of this debate given the sordid topic of Frank White home financing isn't so much news fact but only serves as a talking point which is widely open to interpretation as Courthouse politicos battle one another for control.
You decide . . .