Kevin Calvey, Promises, Promises
Updated: Jan 6
For those of us who are new to dealing with the misogynist bully, religious zealot train wreck that is Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey as he schemes to steal nearly $40 million in CARES Act funding from individuals and businesses who are struggling to survive during a pandemic, it might be a good idea to take a look back at some of his other less than lucid moments.
There are plenty, and many of them involve him calling a variety of elected officials, judges, unions, and activists "bulllies" (Bullhorn Bullies unite!). At some point, as we deconstruct his deranged soul, we'll detail his uncomfortable obsession with calling everyone in sight a bully, while at the same time running over anyone in his path to unlimited power.
But first, let's look at his greatest moment as an elected official: that chilly day in February of 2018 he decided that threatening to set himself on fire to protest a proposed pay increase to state judges who had ruled against his anti-abortion legislation was an effective way to bully other legislators. At the risk of adding fuel to the fire, this is our re-imagining of Calvey's empty promise with a slightly different ending.