Sunday, January 14, 2018
TKC SUNDAY NIGHT CONTEMPLATION: GUV 'SANCHO' GREITENS SHOULD APOLOGIZE TO MISSOURI VOTERS IF HE WANTS FORGIVENESS & PATH FORWARD!!!
More than anything, Governor Eric Greitens has shown Missouri voters that he's inept, unconvincing and ultimately cowardly when confronted with a political crisis.
When the topic of admitted adultery and alleged revenge porn blackmail first confronted the Governor he quickly downplayed the story, hid behind his wife and family and refused to talk with the public except through terse social media statements authored with the help of his lawyer.
Later, he blamed Democratic Party operatives for his personal failings and reiterated the importance of his own family while refusing to acknowledge the havoc he helped to admittedly helped to create in another marriage.
Governor Eric Greitens has embroiled Missouri voters in a cringe-worthy public discussion over sexual politics, alleged revenge porn and cuckholding. He understood that his actions throughout his career were subject to public discussion before he ran for office but still chose to engage in a skeptical campaign where his "family values" were touted over those of his opposition.
And now he's laying low after all of the bluster and braggadocio of his campaign has been revealed as nothing but a marketing ploy.
Still, the people of Missouri are basically good folks and still support lower taxes and a great deal of the policies touted by the Sancho Guv.
Nevertheless . . .
If the Governor Eric Greitens wants to move past this controversy then he needs to apologize to voters for this nasty distraction that threatens to ruin his career as an elected official. Continuing to hide behind his military record, family, wife and cronies has failed the Governor. An open, honest apology TO VOTERS and not just his GOP lawmaker colleagues for a deceptive campaign and public disgrace would offer a new starting point wherein the people of Missouri could focus on policy over personality. Instead, it seems that pride holds the Governor back from a real commitment to public service.
Sadly, what's more likely is that the nasty topic of infidelity and alleged revenge porn cuckoldry will continue to plague the Governor who refuses to man up for mistakes now made public and instead transforms into the very kind of career politician that he once, hypocritically, rebuked.
Check the latest links:
New York Times: Missouri’s Combative Governor, Deep in Scandal, Puts on the Charm
STL Post-Dispatch: Greitens finds himself on a deserted island surrounded by snakes
Joplin Globe: Greitens' most critical test
Post-Dispatch: Woman at center of Greitens story asks for privacy; governor asks lawmakers for forgiveness
Columbia Tribune: Allegations against Greitens follows pattern of deceptive behavior
STL Public Radio: Scandals may be fun, but they aren't always journalism
Fox2 Now: The future for Missouri Governor Eric Greitens
You decide . . .