|David Kerr: Hey, KC. Cool arch!|
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."