Poor Robbie . . . This week he continues to get bounced around like a beach ball.
Don't feel too sorry for him . . .
He's a REMARKABLY UNQUALIFIED beach ball who owes all of his career success to a disgraced politico who did time in the federal pen.
The Star recently did a write-up that was altogether ignored because it was polite world salad incapable of conveying the reality of the situation.
Here's their cover story . . .
As Makinen frets about his future, U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver worries about the impact the controversy surrounding Makinen’s employment status may have on federal funding requests that potentially could be worth tens of millions of dollars or more to local public transit projects.
“My only comment to people who have called me about this is ‘this is bad timing,’” he said, “and bad timing creates a holy mess.”
(Congressman) Cleaver said in a telephone interview this week, could hurt the region’s chances of getting a federal planning grant for what he calls the Bi-State Sustainable Reinvestment Corridor. That’s a brand name for an all-out effort to maximize the amount of money the region will get for projects from the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signed into law late last year.
Great stuff but a reader could earn a degree in political science from and STILL not understand what any of that means.
Per ushe . . . Our blog community is stuck explaining the real deal.
Here it is . . .
Congressman Cleaver just saved Robbie's job for the moment.
But here's the bigger question . . .
TKC FRIDAY FACE-OFF: DOES MAYOR Q HAVE THE GUTS TO TAKE ON THE CONGRESSMAN AND WIN THE RIGHT TO THAT SWEET KCATA PIGGY BANK?!?
The prize is a nearly endless stockpile of money that will buy A LOT of political goodwill around these parts.
The cost . . .
It's not very wise to cross a sitting U.S. member of Congress.
What we think is exceptionally funny . . .
This entire hot mess seems to confirm our contention that Congressman Cleaver & Mayor Q don't really like each other as much as the plebs are led to believe . . . Probably even less so now.
Still . . .
Mayor Q is thought to be the heir apparent to Congressman Cleaver . . . But at this late hour, let's not forget that the guy who ruined his career with a trip to the federal pen ALSO thought he was going to end up in D.C. instead of the clink.
Developing . . .