TKC BREAKING NEWS MUST SEE!!! SOUTH KANSAS CITY POLITICAL COMIC SPARKS ANGER AMONG COUNCIL CONTENDERS!!!
Behind the scenes of the current KCMO silly season, art and politics have ignited a debate over civility and decorum for the remainder of the election cycle.
To wit . . .
OF COURSE THE POLITICAL CARTOON MOCKING 6TH DISTRICT AT-LARGE CONTENDER ANDREA BOUGH IS HILARIOUS!!! BUT IS IT FAIR!?!?
First and foremost, we offer a better view of the provocative image that's inspiring conversation among insiders and local activists . . . Take a look:
Last year TKC BROKE FIRST NEWS about Andrea Bough's candidacy and predicted that the connection to her federal judge hubby might be a problem.
Basically (and obviously), the comic highlights a concern that Fed Judge Bough will be calling the shots on the KCMO Council if his wife is elected.
Illustrated winding her up . . . Steve Bough is a longtime denizen of the KCMO political scene and he's now a federal judge despite a great deal of GOP opposition.
Close KC political watchers remember that Steve Bough and former Jackson County Exec Mike Sanders seemed tight during public events. It's doubtful that they talk much anymore given that Mr. Sanders is busy doing time in the federal pen.
The ad is clearly marked as "paid for by" Stacey Johnson-Cosby. The local biz lady isn't kidding around with her campaign strategy and this image was successful in generating controversy.
Ms. Johnson-Cosby is trailing Andrea Bough after the primary and it's clear she has nothing to lose with the hard-hitting mockery.
Credit where it's due . . . TKC always fears that clowning a federal judge is like asking for a ticket to Guantanamo Bay.
Subsequently . . .
Behind the scenes, insiders reveal that Andrea Bough is livid about the depiction and has cried foul to several politico friends and camapign supporters. Her objections were discussed at last night's 4th District forum where the candidates seemed exceptionally snippy as well.
And now, with most of the background out of the way we ask our blog community . . .
THE COMIC IS FUNNY BUT IS IT FAIR?!?!? DOES ANDREA BOUGH DESERVE CRITICISM ABOUT HER FED JUDGE HUBBY?!?
Brief TKC aside . . . The campaign attack might be a blessing in disguise as now Ms. Bough can certainly claim she earned her (potential) victory in a rhetorical trial-by-fire if she manages to pull out a win.
Meanwhile, the tough tactics remind us that this 2019 election season is now, FINALLY, starting to get real.
Developing . . .