I skimmed Bowlcut’s book today

I have been meaning to read our past mayor’s book, but haven’t had the opportunity. But today I decided to do some skimming thru it at the local bookshop. What I found interesting is that the chapters are extremely short (5-6 pages) double spaced in about 12 PT type. I literally read two chapters in about four minutes.

I went thru those two chapters today because they looked interesting and wanted to share a couple of tidbits I jotted down. First, he touches on getting his 50+1. Something I called when he was mayor ‘Winning at all costs – F’k everyone else’ He didn’t put it that way 🙂

CHAPTER: If you want everyone to like you, public service is not for you

In government, if you truly want to get things done, quit trying to please everybody. Stop singing “Kumbaya” and cease seeking everyone’s blessing before moving on. Get the minimum votes required, take your hits from those that disagree, execute a plan, and move on. You are not going to accomplish anything if you strive for perfection and appeasement. Make only one promise to those you serve: “I guarantee you, there will be times when we will have to agree to disagree.”

Strive for perfection?! LOL! It was no secret he had a ‘by the skin of his teeth’ mentality.

But he also feels the need to address the ‘Fake News’. I guess I really never thought of him as a Trumpist, but in a lot of ways he is. I saw this when he left the Democratic party (surprised they didn’t have a party).

CHAPTER: Don’ forget about earned media

My administration spent countless hours and taxpayer dollars dealing with made-up nonsense from a few that just wanted to criticize, stir up rumor, create falsehoods, or had nothing better to do. The brick-and-mortar news outlets now have fewer staff to actually discover the truth versus the fake or biased news. It is so hard for the news outlets, along with public servants, to correct the untrue blog post, inappropriate Facebook rant, or salacious Twitter bomb.

The only person making up ‘nonsense’ was you. And the SD Supreme Court agreed.

I will try to read the whole book eventually, bucket by my side.


#1 "What the hell happen on 41st Street? I have been in a coma for a while..." on 09.20.19 at 8:17 pm

“There’s Dick and Jane. See Dick and Jane run.”

#2 Wait what? on 09.20.19 at 9:26 pm

If these are direct quotes from his book, then wow. He needed a much better team proofing for him. What a mess.

#3 l3wis on 09.20.19 at 9:34 pm


#4 D@ily Spin on 09.21.19 at 8:22 am

The book and chapters are short because there’s no accomplishments or credentials. He was put in power via election fraud because he’d do whatever a few powerful people and developers dictated. He didn’t give up his political party. They ran him off.

#5 anominous on 09.21.19 at 8:46 am

That sounds like it is really poorly written, almost as if verbally dictated- but I would still crosscheck it for plagiarism.

#6 Warren Phear on 09.21.19 at 9:00 am

If this book were written in standard font size for a book like say a John Grisham novel, how many pages would it be? How much does it cost?

#7 l3wis on 09.21.19 at 10:59 am

$17.95 for hardcover. About 123 pages of content.

The bookshop clerk told me that they have sold around 30

#8 l3wis on 09.21.19 at 11:06 am

Yeah, isn’t it amazing a guy who only has 8 years of political experience (in the same job) and worked as a fee harvester for a predatory CC company writes a book about Leadership.

#9 Jackrabbit grammar on 09.21.19 at 8:25 pm

If the former mayor was gay, a Rhodes Scholar, Navy vet, and a Harvard grad with $25 million in his political coffers right now, then he, too, could run for president as one with midwest mayoral experience. But unfortunately, the old SDSU claim: “That you can go anywhere from here;” has its limits.