It may have been a cheap shot since, after all, I don't know Mr. Funkhouser. By all accounts he's a upstanding, honest and honorable guy. But my comparison, and similar others, are all in good fun.
And to his credit, Mr. Funkhouser has joined in the fun with some self-deprecating humor. I received this email from him last night:
Hi!I particularly like the Spock comparison. Kudos and balls to Mr. Funkhouser for being a good sport. Let's hope he learns to use Blogger's "comments" function soon (hint hint)
Just want you to know I'm now a member of the local blogosphere. Check out my site, and you'll see my response to your post about my looks!
I hope you'll take the time to check it out now and then. I'm going to post as often as possible.
Yours very truly,
tagged: Kansas City, mayor, Funkhouser , Spock, Saruman