By Michael-Leonard Creditor
I watched (again) the movie “Lucky Number Slevin” just last night, so as soon as the thought hit me, I called it a Kansas City shuffle.
No, it’s not a card trick. But it is an old jazz tune, originally by Benny Moten, who hailed from there.
But, that’s not it either. It’s more akin to the kind of side-step that Charles Durning performs as a fictional Texas governor in another film, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.”
As used in “Lucky Number Slevin” Kansas City Shuffle is a distraction tactic. When everybody looks one way, you do something else in another direction.
That’s exactly what is going on in D.C. lately, in the administration of 45*. [Read more…]