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Why is Kansas City Mayor's Opinion News?

Original post made by vintagehiller, Vintage Hills, on Jun 16, 2010

Why is it newsworthy what the Kansas City Mayor thinks about our mayor? The recent headline in the Weekly's online edition that the Mayor of Kansas City thinks Hosterman is a "dynamo" appears to be nothing more than a puff piece to bolster Hosterman's re-election prospects. Frankly, I would rather the Weekly focus on her accomplishments here in Pleasanton, maybe going so far as matching her campaign promises against what she's actually done here in Pleasanton. Now that would be newsworthy.

Comments (12)

Posted by Kyle
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 16, 2010 at 9:04 am

I think it wold newsworthy because to find one would be astonishing. I don't see her focus on Pleasanton.

Posted by Spike0S
a resident of another community
on Jun 16, 2010 at 9:12 am

Everything is up to date in Kansas City...
They've gone about as far as they can go...

From Rogers and Hammerstine "Oklahoma"

Posted by sickofit
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm

It is newsworthy so that the 'Weekly' can do everything that it can to promote positive PR for the Mayor.

Posted by enough already
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 17, 2010 at 8:35 am

The mayor has a big war chest for her campaign, Jeb does not need to be giving away free press.

Ever since she became mayor, she is on the road to some conference - 100% at our expense. She has lost the #1 reason we elected her, to listen to the people of Pleasanton. Representative Government is gone.

Posted by Salsa
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 17, 2010 at 8:54 am

Why don't you people give her a break? She has done well and is looking out for our city the way a Mayor should. We have an election process, use it.

Posted by Julia
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 17, 2010 at 8:58 am

Representative Government has been gone for many years. They ALL are very self serving individuals that couldn't care less for the folks they were to represent. But folks, it was us...we the people that put the fools in. And we the people will keep putting the fools in, because most of you are wishful dreamers. Think about it...why do we allow a few thousand so called brain dead officials throughout this Country move us around like's because we are lazy and just say, let the other guy complain and take care the problem.

A good corrupt politician knows how to move the masses in his or her favor...just look around and see what we the people did just a couple of years ago and where we are going today. Can't wait for November 2010 and especially 2012.

Wake up my friends...get involved, get mad, do something or they will do it all for you...right.

Thanks for listening...Julia from beautiful downtown Alamo.

Posted by enough already
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:05 am

Dearest Julia, not sure about Alamo, but not all of our elected officials are "ALL are very self serving individuals that couldn't care less". I know for a fact that Cindy and Matt on the council take the time to listen to the people and vote in a manner that will satisfy BOTH the city's needs and the people's desires.

Pleasanton is Pleasanton, and this is not "the" Alamo.

Posted by Marie
a resident of Val Vista
on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:20 am

Unfortunately, it doesn't matter how honest or trustworthy a candidate is, someone will have doubts and pass those doubts onto other people. We could find the most upstanding, perfect representative there is and someone wouldn't like their opinion and they would start slinging mud about how they got their campaign contributions. Frankly, campaign contributions are a must because people can't get voted in without them. No one can win in this system. What I see in Pleasanton.....we have two city council members who listen to a small group of citizens and try to make decisions for the smaller good and not the better good. In my opinion, a representative should vote based on what is best for Pleasanton at large, not just a few upset people.

Posted by Timothy T
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:36 am

PW covers dog shows and cooking classes. Why wouldn't it be news? Go to NPR or Fox News if you want the real stuff.

Posted by PW is TP
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 17, 2010 at 10:25 am

Like most of the media, the PW has a slobbering love affair going on with left-wing-loon politicians - whether its the hippie Mayor, the loons on the Council, the socialists in Sacto, Moonbeam Brown, Her Lowness Queen Pelosi, her lapdog McNerney, Boxer, Feinstein, or Chairman Obama. There bias shows in everything the PW does. My recommendation is to save money on TP and use the PW for that purpose. Remember to through the stuff in the green can. It will give you a feeling of satisfaction that you saved a few treees, and that you are using the PW for its rightful use - bung fodder.

Posted by PW is TP
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 17, 2010 at 10:34 am

By the way, take the Kansas City Mayor's endorsement of the Hippie Mayor for what it is worth. Kansas City is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, and they are closing half of their schools because of lack of funds and because so many people have moved out of Kansas City. Maybe Hosterman's next endorsement will be from the Marion Berry, the ex crack-smoking mayor of D. C., or Gavin Newsom, the boozing and philandering mayor of S. F.

Posted by James Van Dyke
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jun 21, 2010 at 7:49 pm

PW is a great publication, and I think it shows lack of class for some to criticize it without listing their full name (that's not how I was raised). Jeez people, if you think someone's publication is worth your reading time yet you go on to criticize it, it might suggest that you're actually *self* critical, wouldn't it?

Local papers rock!

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