GABE GORE IS A FINE CHOICE FOR CIRCUIT ATTORNEY
And here’s hoping he will indict the next McCloskeys
Governor Mike Parson deserves credit for how he threaded the needle by selecting local attorney Gabe Gore to fill the office vacated by the resignation of Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner.
Parson checked off quite a few boxes with the pick. Gore is an experienced Black attorney entering a racially charged arena, seemingly well-qualified for the position, moderate in his persona, with no record of controversial statements or actions dotting his resume.
Parson could have done a lot worse. He could have stuck to the MAGA script and brought in someone who wanted to arm more citizens – starting at age 8 or so – with military-grade assault weapons. Gore was introduced without any reference to our Second Amendment rights, a departure from NRA protocols on an appointment related to criminal justice.
To the governor’s credit, he showed empathy to city officials in apparently giving serious consideration only to Black applicants – at least based upon the candidate names that were circulated – in replacing the only Black person ever to serve as St. Louis’ Circuit Attorney. Parson deserves praise for this act of racial awareness, aka, affirmative action. I’m shocked no one has pointed this out, since surely, he would have felt grateful for the accolades.
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