Hey Joe, you can’t just buy off Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta with any old cabinet position. It must be a position commensurate with her incredible talents.
Joe Biden implored Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to accept a job heading the Small Business Administration earlier this week, a lesser position she rejected after he characterized it as “only the first step” for her during his presidency, according to people familiar with the discussion.
Lance Bottoms, a rising African American star and favorite of powerful Rep. James Clyburn, is open to serving in the Cabinet during his term if the role is right, one person told Axios.
Clyburn, if you recall, handed the primary to Biden, and has a lot of chips to call in.
Bottoms’ allies describe her as a family-oriented politician — she has four young children — who’s weighing the massive lifestyle change a move to Washington, D.C. would require against the nature of the work she’d be undertaking.
While interested in small business development, leading a Cabinet-level agency like SBA was not the right fit for the chief executive of a major city — a position of considerable clout in the New South that Lance Bottoms loves, one person familiar with her thinking told Axios.
Considerable clout. You can’t just offer Bottoms any position. It’s gotta be a lot more important than a mere pork factory like the SBA. Not when you’re dealing with the incredible dynamo running the Atlanta hellscape into the ground after battling her ethics issues.
The court date has been reset for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to respond to a subpoena for alleged ethics violations.
Bottoms is accused of receiving more than $382,000 over the limit campaign donation for her 2017 runoff election. Bottoms’ attorney failed to appear in court or respond to the subpoena in September.
Mayor Bottoms has denied the allegations, but Georgia Log Cabin, the group that filed the lawsuit, claims, “If Bottoms hopes to be confirmed by the Senate, for a Biden-Harris appointment this will have to be resolved.
And then there are her water bills.
Channel 2 Action News has learned that Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms, one of the leading candidates for mayor this year, has failed to pay the full water bill for her southwest Atlanta home nearly 70 percent of the time since early 2008.
Not to mention this other investigation. And this issue. There’s also the minor matter of Atlanta being pillaged by Black Lives Matter, resulting in the murder of an 8-year-old girl, but that just means it’s like every other blue city. Anyway Bottoms clearly needs a job that matches her talents. Maybe president would do.