Kane (Glenn Jacobs) has released a statement in response to criticism from Democratic candidate Linda Haney who has used media to criticise Kane for returning to wrestling while running for Mayor of Knox County because she felt that it was not a wise move.
“I was really stunned to find out he was still pursuing it,” Haney stated, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. “I thought it was in the past. I thought in this crucial time he’d want to be here and be with the people. Being an entertainer doesn’t make you a political figure. It may get you some votes, but I believe people want someone with common sense and who is [ready to lead].”
Kane issued his own statement that was sent to Newsweek in his defense:
“After I am elected Mayor, I’ll be Mayor,” said Jacobs. “I’m sure some people will say that (I’m not focused) and some others will say that’s the coolest thing ever. Again, you can’t make everyone happy. You just do what you can and that’s it… you’re always going to catch criticism no matter what you do.”
Kane added that he may still do a few special things as he has done it or 23 years now and have quite a history. He noted that it will always be part of his life and that he is taking a run at being mayor seriously.