Sunday, April 29, 2018
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! COURTHOUSE INSIDERS TALKING JACKSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE FRANK WHITE RESIGNATION!!!
While Exec Frank White is one of the most popular elected officials in the greater Kansas City area and still regarded as a local celebrity by baseball fans, within the confines of the Jackson County Courthouse and the local political scene, he has become pariah amid vicious disputes with his colleges.
To wit . . .
BEHIND THE SCENES COURTHOUSE INSIDERS REVEAL THAT THE PROBLEMS CONFRONTING FRANK WHITE ARE MORE SERIOUS THAN LOCAL PLEBS READING THE NEWSPAPER UNDERSTAND AND HIS ADMINISTRATION IS THREATENED BY GROWING DISCUSSION OF HIS RESIGNATION!!!
There are two facets of resignation talk . . .
Exec Frank White's home foreclosure scares are more complicated than most voters understand. Our blog community first pointed out the politico's foreclosure problems back in 2016 when his team could get by with calling it a "paper-work" error. Now, fanboy payments, sketchy finances and more financial trouble have tarnished the political reputation of Exec White and pose a risk to his future as an elected official.
Real talk: Politicos who have problems with their personal finances make for easy targets.
And then . . .
The rampant shifting of County funds amid losing control of COMBAT has insiders growing increasingly concerned. Already, Exec Frank White has withstood well-documented public embarrassment when a memo detailing six transfers of funds under $10,000 was made public and his chief aide was called out over a pricey truck.
Remember that transfers for any amount under $10K don't require approval from the Legislature. The questionable fund-shift practice basically keeps "Team Frank" running as his colleagues have continued their funding attacks against the top office at the courthouse.
When the topic of sketchy financial moves comes up , Exec White usually goes into attack mode against the Legislature and calls out their ethics . . . However, public push back over a job Frank White's son recently earned at the ATA usually quiets the Exec's claim on the moral high ground.
TKC Reality Check: Team Frank is emboldened by low voter turnout and public disinterest in County politics. They, correctly, believe that most people think of Exec Frank White as nothing more than a local government figurehead and a beloved former Kansas City Royals star.
While that assumption is probably correct, let's not forget that his political opposition are experts at operating within the byzantine confines of County government and they have thwarted his administration at every turn. Meanwhile, Team Frank has only been able to respond with a few campaign finance hit pieces picked up by KSHB . . . And, to their credit, they're working to benefit from the take down of the Sheriff over old (kinky) news.
And so . . .
What we can document FIRST for our blog community is that opposition against the County Exec has become increasingly emboldened over the past week and the believe his tenure will end with resignation and/or election defeat despite his former baseball glory.
Developing . . .