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The Obvious Similarity Between Nixon & Slay The Post Dispatched Missed

June 1st, 2010 by MarkTwain · No Comments

We’ll go into the similarities after this excerpt from Post Dispatch political reporter Jake Wagman’s piece:

On paper, Gov. Jay Nixon and Mayor Francis Slay seem like an easy match. The two lawyers are centrist Democrats born just a year apart. Each charted a methodical path through the ranks of government — Nixon kicked off his career as a state senator, Slay as a city alderman.

But similarity has not warmed an icy relationship….The split appears rooted in geography as much as politics, and reflects a wider chasm between the governor’s office and local Democrats. Read more…

The other obvious similarities are the the shabby and shameful way both Governor Nixon and Mayor Slay treat their African American constituencies. Here are a few links to stories we’ve done in the past on these two:

Mayor Slay:

STL American: Slay Snubs Obama at White House to Attend Fundraiser and Gala in St. Louis

African American Activist Dons KKK Robe During Slay Recall Rally

STL Sentinel: “How Close Is Slay to the Black Community?”

Gov. Nixon:

EXCLUSIVE: African American Attorney Sends “Sad” E-Mail to Colleagues Regarding Nixon’s Curator Choice

DEVELOPING: Nixon Law School Classmate & Current Boards & Commissions Director Reportedly Upset Over Her Authority & Curator Appointments

STL American Blasts Nixon on His Exclusion of African Americans From UM Curator’s Board

Video: African Americans Protest Lack of Jobs @ Governor’s Office

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