Get out the grill and cookup some catfish, Janoct may be shucking and jiving his way back into the mayoral race.
Must have been a slow week for politics. That’s okay, David from the Gargoyle Leader goes back to his old standby, the 2010 mayor race in Sux Falls. He interviews all of the contenders and gets the same canned answer from them all;
“I think it would be a tremendous honor and fun to be mayor of Sioux Falls, but I have not made that decision. I will talk about it with my family, my friends and my business partners,”Â Costello said.
The column gives no clue who is running, in fact the only one that really admitted to running was Mr. Downtown-business-taxpayer-handouts Bill Peterson (I hope he runs because I will be at every single forum bringing up the taxypayer handouts he has asked for as president of DT SF.)
And my good old buddy Vernon acts so coy;
“People have been asking, but it is too early to make a decision like that. I am not ruling it out, not ruling it in. The mayor of Sioux Falls is an attractive job,” he said. “It always boils down to where I am at with my family, my job. I don’t know what suddenly has people generating more conversation.”
Of course Vernon can’t say, because he promised when running against Stehly that he was going to finish out his term as councilor and not run for mayor. But if we look at Vernon’s voting record, you can tell he is not a man of his word. (I also hopeÂ he runs, so I can ask you intend to serve as councilor and mayor).
And the one that made spit coffee through my nose when I read it, Mr. Metal Detector-Fear Factor-Road-Rager Bob Schlitz;
“I will say a lot of people have been asking me that lately, and I am flattered. I will have to consider it. I am humbled and amazed that there are people who think you can do that. That’s a big thing being mayor of the state’s largest city.”
NO BOB – IT’S A HUGE AWESOME THING! Bigger then a 20 pound hammer or a portable cement mixer. BTW Bob, if you become mayor you can’t sit on 10 different city boards and twist people’s noses anymore.
Here is the unofficial South DaCola list of candidates;
Almost 100% sure: Vernon Brown – Kermit Staggers – Pat Costello – Bill Peterson
Fitty-Fitty: De Knudson – Gary Hanson – Ghost of Dude – Beninga
Long shots: Jim Abnor – Bob Litz
I’m also sure Janoct Adja will run again as long as he is still allowed to dance with Shauna Janklow at Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues concerts.