It's not a surprise that the newspaper backs up their pre-COVID election endorsement and offers a love letter in place of professional analysis and insight when it comes to Mayor Q.
Here's what's more interesting . . .
THE KANSAS CITY STAR DISMISSES LOCAL BIZ FRUSTRATION WITH CITY HALL COVID POLICY & ENSUING RECALLS AS FOOLISH!!!
Also . . .
The anti-police stance of the screed shouldn't be surprising but it is . . . Here's the basics and context wherein even the paper acknowledges that Mayor Q is even more two-faced than most politicians . . .
"His public pronouncements were sometimes at odds with his private commitments. Stubborn issues including affordable housing, homelessness and violent crime remain on the agenda.
"On the whole, however, Lucas has shown he can handle the region’s toughest and most important political job."
Read more glowing praise that's hopefully hidden behind the paywall . . .
Mayor Quinton Lucas has been in office for almost two years. That's a big enough sample size to judge his performance. We endorsed Lucas in 2019, and we don't regret the decision. Over the past two years, the mayor has succeeded more times than not, even when faced with the enormous, unforeseen challenges of a pandemic and racial unrest after George Floyd was murdered.