Kranz writes another story about nothing

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,” 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 hope 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.



15 comments ↓

#1 Ghost of Dude on 12.08.08 at 7:41 am

I’d better get started fundraising.

#2 l3wis on 12.08.08 at 7:50 am

3 figures! I’m thinking 666.

#3 Ghost of Dude on 12.08.08 at 8:00 am

I could have sworn he did the same thing about this time in 2007 with the election three years away. That’s when I started my half-assed internets campaign for mayor.
I’ve already gotten maybe ten pledged votes.

#4 Angry Guy on 12.08.08 at 8:34 am

That SFJB concert was the most embarrased I’ve ever been for someone besides myself.
Janoct is a clown, and should go fetch his shinebox.

#5 l3wis on 12.08.08 at 8:42 am

He is a character, Huh?

#6 hossenpheffer on 12.08.08 at 9:06 am

Janoct was pretty tame Friday night. I thought at one point Tierney was enjoying the Janoct show and turned to perform TO him as he hollared
“baby girl”.

#7 l3wis on 12.08.08 at 9:23 am

They should replace DL Hughgley with Janoct.

#8 Ghost of Dude on 12.08.08 at 4:05 pm

I wonder if it would be bad PR if I held a kegger as a fundraiser…

#9 l3wis on 12.08.08 at 4:08 pm

Depends on who you want voting for you? Rich Puddknockers or Working joes who eat brats and drink PBR.

I’m your campaign manager if it happens!

#10 Angry Guy on 12.09.08 at 7:23 am

Can I be your PR guy? I have some GREAT ideas for PR stunts.

#11 l3wis on 12.09.08 at 7:37 am

Do they involve fake blood?

#12 Beer Jew on 12.09.08 at 7:58 am

I’ll fly in for free beer!

#13 Angry Guy on 12.09.08 at 10:11 am

Our first order of biznizzle is to teach you spanish and sign language. Then we have a 2X bronze casting of you made to be erected in front of town hall. Then we move Town Hall to somewhere more convenient, like out by the I29 – I90 junction. Maybe we’ll switch the last two around, since we don’t want the city to pay for your erection twice. Instead of weekly addresses to the public, we’ll have weekly community input meetings, where we’ll gather informally at various local establishments to tap kegs and talk about how much we hate homeless people. We’ll disolve the city council and staff it just like jury duty. People will randomly be drawn from the same pool and forced to serve for two weeks at a time for minimum wage.

#14 l3wis on 12.09.08 at 12:22 pm

AG- You should be in Marketing instead of Meatpacking . . . such wasted talent.

#15 Angry Guy on 12.09.08 at 1:36 pm

I got your packed meat… right here.