Friday, March 19, 2010

David Kerr, Missouri state official, forgets he's in KC

Posted By on Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:00 PM

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David Kerr: Hey, KC. Cool arch!
​A prominent Missouri state official sounded like a road-weary rock musician when he addressed a gathering of business and political leaders in downtown Kansas City this morning.

David Kerr, who runs the Missouri Department of Economic Development, spoke briefly at a meeting of the city-funded Economic Development Corporation. In the course of introducing himself, Kerr twice suggested that he standing in St. Louis and not Kansas City.

The first mention of "here" being St. Louis was confusing. The second signaled to the dozens of officials in the room that Kerr had forgotten where he was. Frank Ellis, the CEO of Swope Community Enterprises, drew Kerr's attention to his gaffe.

In apologizing, Kerr mentioned that he maintains residences in

Topeka, St. Louis, Jefferson City and the Lake of the Ozarks. Kerr held

a similar position in Kansas before joining Missouri Gov. Jay

Nixon's cabinet last fall. 

"I'm kind of like Muammar Qaddifi used to be," Kerr

said, referring the Libyan head of state. "I never spend two nights in

the same house."

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