Friday, December 08, 2017
TKC FRIDAY QUESTION: WILL ILLEGAL KICKBACK ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MIKE SANDERS HURT MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC PARTY LADY POLITICAL FRIENDS???
Not so long ago Mike Sanders had a great many friends among the denizens of the Missouri Democratic Party. Sadly, after recent allegations of an illegal campaign donation kickback scheme, there wasn't a single tweet, comment or message in his defense from so many people who he helped to put into office. To be fair, loyalty has never been the strength of the local elite.
However . . .
JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS WARN THAT ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MIKE SANDERS ALSO THREATEN MANY MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC PARTY LADIES!!!
One example that busts out to us . . .
The questionable "Integrity in Law Enforcement" fund that was implicated in the alleged campaign finance shenanigans of Mike Sanders was ALSO listed as substantial donor to Independence, MO Mayor Eileen Weir in her unlikely rise to power.
She was a political nobody at the time of her election and she squeezed into her position as only the second woman to hold power Meth Town based largely on the campaign endorsement of Mike Sanders.
So far Mayor Weir hasn't made any statement on allegations against her mentor and JaxCo insiders seriously doubt if she'll be returning his calls any time soon.
But the implications go even further . . .
OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY QUESTIONS IF MISSOURI SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL WILL SUFFER DAMAGE FROM HER MISSOURI POLITICAL ALLIANCE WITH MIKE SANDERS?!?!
Sen. McCaskill was Mike's mentor in his various roles at the Courthouse and she also played a big part in the decision to place him as the leader of the Missouri Democratic Party.
Worse still . . . The political alliance betwixt Sen. McCaskill & County Exec Mike Sanders helped facilitate the rise of Jackson County "girl power" with legislators like Crystal Williams and Theresa Garza promoted behind the scenes by the former County Exec as part of an effort to "empower" female elected officials - A cause championed by Sen. McCaskill.
And again, it's worth repeating that NONE of these political ladies has shown much recent support for the dude who helped them over the years.
In politics as in life: The loyalty of overly ambitious women disappears at the first sign of trouble.
Still, voters have a strange way of remembering these associations which should give progressives across The Show-Me State cause for concern going into 2018 Midterm election season.
Developing . . .