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The Pitch: “Breathe, People”

July 5th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

By C.J. Janovy

This is for Kansas City’s Hispanic community and everyone else who’s pissed off that Mayor Mark Funkhouser appointed Minutemen member Frances Semler to the parks board.

It’s been hard to watch Funkhouser trip all over his gigantic feet in these early days of his administration. After all, I wrote “Funk Star,” a gushy column about him last November. “Imagine a City Hall run by the man you trust most,” I wrote. Since he took office, he has slopped around in a sticky bog, getting slapped on the hand by ethics experts when he agreed to accept a free hybrid from a Honda dealership and eviscerated by Hispanics and their supporters because of Semler’s appointment to the parks board. Read more…

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