Saturday, January 11, 2020
FORMER WEATHERMAN MIKE THOMPSON STAYS WINNING STATE SENATE IN KANSAS AMID OUTCRY OVER GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL AND LGBT OPPOSITION!!!
Roundup of today's victory and local media afterlife . . .
KMBC's Kris Ketz: "Retired Kansas City TV Meterologist Mike Thompson wins today’s GOP precinct committee vote in Kansas Senate Dist 10 to win appointment to fill remaining term of @imwithmary Plans to run for full term in November. Primary is August 4. #KSLeg"
Here's the GOP presser:
Now the fun part . . .
INTERNETS CRITICISM AGAINST THOMPSON EMERGES & CALLS OUT HIS CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL AMID TODAY'S WINTER SNOWPOCALYPSE HOT MESS!!!
This one is about a decade old but it's my favorite . . .
Pitch: Prophet Mike Thompson continues holy crusade against science
And there's just a bit of a dust-up regarding the politico's kindly advocacy against an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance earlier this year.
Nevertheless, there's no denying the guy's political charisma and skill when taking on contentious issues with a calm and reassuring tone. The Johnson County GOP copes with rising opposition as golden ghetto confronts demographic shifts . . . And so this local celeb seems to provide an infusion of name recognition and mostly likeable leadership.
Developing . . .