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BridgeTheGap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:56 AM
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Mayor's wife irks Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The people of Kansas City thought they were getting a straight-shooter with financial smarts as their new mayor. What they got, critics say, is a henpecked husband who needs his wife to tell him what to do.

In an era when politicians get in trouble for infidelity, Mayor Mark Funkhouser finds himself under fire for his devotion to his wife, a sharp-elbowed New Yorker whose role as his closest adviser has locals wondering who's really running this city of 450,000.

"I knew Mark for almost 18 years as auditor and didn't even know he was married," said City Councilman Ed Ford, a leading critic of Funkhouser and his wife, Gloria Squitiro. "I think we were all surprised that he felt she was so indispensable once he became mayor."

Squitiro ran her husband's campaign for mayor, and after he got elected last year, she took a desk near his office in City Hall. That arrangement ended soon after a former mayoral aide filed a lawsuit last summer accusing Squitiro of making lewd comments around the office and calling the aide, a black woman, "Mammy."

http://www.kentucky.com/216/story/616370.html
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:45 AM
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1. oddly, isn't this exactly what happened in Wasilla?
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