Get Billy Butler to promote KC's sales tax, now

07/11/2012 7:25 AM

05/16/2014 7:03 PM

The Royals' Billy Butler could run for mayor, or so the saying goes
about the now supremely popular designated hitter.

So it could be a great idea for Mayor Sly James to pick Butler - fresh
off his All-Star Game publicity - to promote Kansas City's next big
thing.

That would be passage of the half-cent sales tax for capital
improvements on the Aug. 7ballot.

Personally, I'm not a big supporter of the tax - yet.

But can't you see the ads: Robinson Cano of the Yankees would
represent the people who want to hold KC back, who don't want the tax
to pass.

And then here comes Butler, exhorting voters to endorse the tax for
the home team.

Gold.

Yael T. Abouhalkah

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