Once again Mike Shanin distinguishes himself as the most thoughtful journalists currently working in Kansas City given that he references a timeless classic that mostly goes over the head of the panel of local consultants and political denizens are far too concerned with the sausage-making of Kansas City politics.
The "tilting at windmills" reference at around 13:15 in the clip is an allusion to The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. Tonight's "Ruckettes" clearly missed an opportunity to riff on a great many analogies that Mr. Shanin presented.
And even before you start . . . Clay Chastain as Don Quixote DOES NOT cast TKC as Sancho Panza. If you insist . . . That means
Anyhoo . . .
Here's the description of tonight's show and the GOLD STANDARD of political conversation . . .
"Mike Shanin talks to former Missouri state representative Kevin Corlew about his objections to the Clean Missouri Amendment. Jamekia Kendrix, Patrick Tuohey, Jeremy LaFaver and Annie Presley discuss the concerns over delays for the new KCI terminal, Clay Chastain's mayoral bid and his feud with the Kansas City Star and a recent Gallup poll about the growing polarization in the political spectrum."
Take a look:
You decide . . .