Thursday, September 13, 2018
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! ENDURING SUPPORTERS OF FORMER JACKSON COUNTY EXEC MIKE SANDERS DECLARE HE DID NOT SNITCH!!!
FIRST on TKC we offer a strange turnabout in the debate over a pivotal moment in the life of a former elected official.
To wit . . .
DIEHARD SUPPORTERS OF MIKE SANDERS PROCLAIM THAT HE WAS NOT A SNITCH!!!
It's a curious but important protestation that reveals a new strategy in the defense of the politico.
Mike Sanders was a Kansas City power player and Missouri Democratic Party leader for years. He also served as a prosecutor before he dominated the courthouse as Jackson County Executive. Now, his defenders engage in prison talk.
And none of that is to say that they don't have a point that's worthy of consideration.
And so, because TKC is the only place for REAL ALTERNATIVE POLITICAL DISCOURSE in Kansas City, we share a slightly edited version of a recent missive sent our way defending Mike Sanders as he awaits sentencing.
From A MIKE SUPPORTER Insider: Sanders has never cooperated with the feds
"One can assume that the pressures on him to "compose" or concoct a good story to lessen his exposure were absolutely enormous. We can also assume that a guy who played the political game at the highest levels would have had ample opportunity to find/compose songs that would have been compelling. However, court records show that he has clearly chosen another path and has not talked or worked with the feds. Statistics show that it is exceedingly rare for a white collar offender to "take their punishment like a man," so-to-speak, rather than cooperate. They are usually a soft bunch. However, Sanders has always displayed a much harder edge to him than that and its one of the characteristics that made him so popular with the community. ASK MANY REMAINING SUPPORTERS AND REALIZE nothing has changed as he remains extraordinarily popular amongst the party faithful.
"In the grand scheme of all things political , the misuse (i.e. - failure to report) around $13,000 in local campaign funds is not that shocking or even unusual. What is unusual is that the anyone would ever be prosecuted for it. A quick perusal of politicians and their trips/gifts/honorarium shows how extremely common this kind of activity is for nearly everyone. These were all private dollars and none off it relates to any official act or action within the courthouse, the government or taxpayer money. There are many left scratching their heads as to how this issue was even pursued as a federal crime when many people, for example like the FORMERLY HIGH-PROFILE MISSOURI POLITICOS, have recently done far worse with their campaign money and escaped even an investigation. This case represents a possible sea-change in how low the bar may now be for the feds to go after local officials they are targeting, but the next council and mayor ought to be thinking very hard about those all-expense paid junkets to Europe and around the world to "study" transit and commerce."
You decide . . .