On Friday, David Tandy stood with Republican Hal Heiner to call for the city and state to work with Six Flags to keep Kentucky Kingdom open.
That was honorable.
Then 4:00 P.M. hit and we got an email from Tandy’s campaign:
“Kentucky Kingdom is the largest employer of young people in the Commonwealth, they provide the opportunity to earn an income and acquire job skills to more than 1000 Louisville youths each year.” David said during a press conference today. “We must do whatever we can to protect those jobs and to ensure the 2nd largest tourist attraction in Kentucky continues to operate.”
David has pledged to work with both parties and to work with state officials to find a solution which will allow the park to continue to operate and ensure that those employment opportunities remain.
This is the type of leadership we’ve come to expect from David. He has spent his career putting principle ahead of politics—statesmanship ahead of gamesmanship.
Please do your part to help ensure that we elect a leader like David as our next mayor. You can join the fight today by donating $25, $50, $100, or more.
That’s right – using a tragic loss of jobs to beg for campaign cash.
In fairness, I don’t think David Tandy would approve this message. It clearly came from his campaign staff. I routinely criticize Tandy for appearing spineless and flip-flopping, but there remains no doubt in my mind that he could be a solid and inspiring leader if he’d just step up to the plate. Unfortunately, hiccups like this email blast don’t help in the least.