Have a drink on me (for $25)

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I got this in my email box last night

Join us for a happy hour benefiting Mike Huether for Sioux Falls Mayor!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Electric Pulp
4901 S. Isabel Place, Suite 200
(east of Starbucks off of 57th and Western)

Suggested Donation $25 Per Person

While I think a happy hour is a great way to promote yourself, I would like to tell Mike I can get a Hell of a lot of two-fers for $25 at Tommy Jacks, I’m just saying.

And while we are on the topic of Mayor races, let’s talk a little about who I am NOT supporting and WHY; Vernon Brown. While I still don’t think Brown has a chance of Hell of even making it to the runoff, I think the thing that bothers me the most about Vernon’s candidacy is the fact that he thinks he is qualified to be mayor. Why does he think that? All the other candidates besides Brown have either manergerial, economic, governmental experience or all three. In fact if you were rating the candidates on that alone this is how the list would go;

STAGGERS, PETERSON, COSTELLO, HUETHER.

Being a TV journalist and marketing director for a company, that BTW has conflicts of interest with the city, doesn’t make you qualified to be mayor – councilor maybe – but not mayor. Throw in the towel Vernon before you start looking like an indoor pool.



14 comments ↓

#1 skybluesky on 12.08.09 at 10:17 am

Vernon Brown is the President of the South Dakota Municipal League. Haven’t seen you mention that fact. Not pledging my support to Mr. Brown but according to your opinion he must have tricked every municipality in South Dakota into believing he has some leadership skills. Just sayin…

#2 l3wis on 12.08.09 at 12:00 pm

You make a good point, but I was looking at this as more as ‘measuring up’ resumes to the other guys. Being president of a ‘club’ doesn’t always qualify you as a leader. Especially if you consider the municipal league’s idea to raise everyone’s taxes to build entertainment facilities in one of the worst economic climates since the great depression. That isn’t leadership, that is stupidity.

Trust me, Peterson scares me to death, but he still has a better resume then Brown. I am just saying.

#3 l3wis on 12.08.09 at 12:17 pm

“You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assualt not leadership.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

#4 Plaintiff Guy on 12.08.09 at 4:01 pm

Most past presidents of the SD Municipal League are buffoons. The city’s code enforcer one. His education cannot be verified and he was dismissed from the highway patrol for oath and incompetance reasons. Vernon Brown should be embarrassed to hold this title.

#5 Hammerhead on 12.08.09 at 6:31 pm

Plaintiff – correct me if I am wrong,but the city’s code enforcement officer is the president of the SD Assoc. of Code Enforcement, not the SD Municipal League.

http://www.sodace.org/

#6 Plaintiff Guy on 12.08.09 at 7:16 pm

You’re wrong. He was past president of the municipal league. I did a complete background. Forthcoming, per city code, I’m bringing him into a city council ethics hearing (February/March). I made a complaint that is a matter of court record that the city attorney’s office intercepted before the council could respond. There will be a full day hearing with a dozen witnesses and a court reporter. Of interest is the Chicago Sun Times reporter as a witness who caught him hiding evidence from the Janklow case.

#7 l3wis on 12.08.09 at 8:09 pm

Didn’t you tell me he was the HIPO who investigated the Randy Scott accident?

#8 Hammerhead on 12.08.09 at 8:19 pm

No, he was no longer with the HP when the Randy Scott incident happened.

#9 l3wis on 12.08.09 at 11:27 pm

How do you know that? Do you know him personally?

#10 Hammerhead on 12.09.09 at 5:36 am

Yes I do if we are talking about the same person. The accident w/Randy Scott was in 2003 and he was at the city then.

#11 Plaintiff Guy on 12.09.09 at 11:53 am

Hammerhead,

Here’s one link. The damaging article and testimony will be presented at the ethics hearing.

Prosecutor: Congressman Missed Stop Sign | Article from AP Online …Janklow said Monday that the South Dakota Highway Patrol will begin the … said South Dakota Trooper Brad Hartman, who was at…from a visit to the Black …
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-78480442.html

#12 l3wis on 12.09.09 at 3:39 pm

HH- You must be talking about someone else, or just flat out lying to protect that person. Which is it?

#13 Hammerhead on 12.09.09 at 5:55 pm

No, we are talking about the same person and I am not flat out lying to protect anyone. To the best of my knowledge he was working at the city in 2003 and let’s just leave it at that.

#14 l3wis on 12.09.09 at 8:20 pm

There must be two Brad Hartmans or he is living a double life, I’m just saying.