KC mayoral hopeful Jim Glover today pledged to make a personal sacrifice in the name of the environment, if he's elected.
He would give up the mayor's traditional Lincoln Town Car, and instead drive around town in a Ford gas-electric hybrid car.
"That's all the style I need," Glover said during a luncheon speech to a local Sertoma Club at Union Station. "I don't need a Lincoln Town Car."
Glover says he drives a Ford Escort now.
Tuesday's speech was billed as a big opportunity for Glover to "lay out his positions on the environment and light rail." But while a 4-page speech was prepared for him, Glover didn't follow it, and ended up only touching on only a couple of the policy positions in the prepared speech.
For instance, the prepared remarks about light rail included a line that he expected the city to deviate from Clay Chastain's voter-approved plan, and that any new plan would go to voters, too. However, he did not mention any of this in the actual speech.
Glover is known to free-form his speeches. But this one was so specific in its points, it begs the question: Should a candidate still be held accountable for printed statements not actually spoken?
Posted by Jeffrey Spivak