While the eyes of most of the world are on the first African-American to be elected president, the eyes of Sacramento, California are on former NBA star Kevin Johnson, who was elected the city’s first black mayor after an expensive, bizarre, and somewhat absurd race with incumbent Heather Fargo.
KJ apparently decided he wanted to get into elected office before his former Suns teammate, Charles Barkley. Fargo was expected to cruise to a third term until Johnson announced his candidacy in March. The resulting media crush sent him soaring in the polls as he brought in stars like Magic Johnson and Shaq for appearances at his events. Fargo, despite being fairly popular, simply had no answer. And it wasn’t like KJ had a squeaky-clean image during his campaign.
If we’re ever in Sacramento… okay, we hope we’re never in Sacramento again. The street walker we spotted in a miniskirt, open satin jacket, and bra a few blocks from the state capitol ten years ago told us that one day in Sacramento was three days too many.
Still, we have absolutely no intention of messing with current mayor Heather Fargo if we ever have to step inside the city limits of Sacramento. She has proven without a doubt that anyone that dares throw an obstacle into her path had better be prepared to become suddenly unlucky for as long as the obstacle is in place.
(We suspect this might be the classiest moment for Sacramento all year)
Kevin Johnson, former NBA player and current mayoral candidate in the charming town of Sacramento, has entered a runoff election against Fargo with more votes than her in the first round of elections. That’s despite magically appearing allegations of underage gropeage, totally unaffiliated nasty mailings, and downright dirty fighting about supposed slumlorddom.
Now the federal government has wondrously appeared to accuse KJ of misusing AmeriCorps funds to give cash to volunteers to campaign for the local school board race, recruit kids to his academy, and washing his car (among other efforts). Really, Fargo’s enemies just have the most unlucky times!