The newspaper offers a scathing critique against Missouri's GOP leader with a screed that seems more than a bit hyperbolic for a so-called "authoritative" source of local journalism.
Here's their money line:
"However successful the two-day event turns out to be, though, it can’t disguise the continuing failure of the state government, and Parson personally, to equitably and efficiently deliver essential COVID-19 protection. Missouri’s distribution effort remains a mess.
"As of Monday, one study showed, Missouri ranked 44th in the nation in the number of people fully vaccinated.
"That is a failure. And there is simply no good explanation for it."
Follow that logic . . .
GUV PARSON DELIVERING VAXX TO THOUSANDS IN KCMO'S PREDOMINATELY BLACK & BROWN 3RD DISTRICT WITH AN UPCOMING MEGA ARROWHEAD EVENT THAT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST IN THE MIDWEST STILL ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH!?!?
I guess he could be going door to door and playing doctor.
OR . . .
Maybe it's important for locals to consider that KC Star editorials merely obey political marching orders and don't really have any insider perspective (or much objectivity) very much like some kind of rookie blogger.
TKC disagrees with Guv Parson on quite a few issues but in this instance there's simply no denying that he has marshaled Missouri resources proficiently and created an exemplary and easily accessible vaxx distribution site for Kansas City's urban core.
We hope it goes well.
In fact, it would be more responsible for the newspaper to encourage locals to hit pause on their partisan politics for just a moment and support the Guv in Kansas City vaxx efforts.
Either way, here's a few more links about the upcoming poke-fest . . .
Developing . . .