Mayor TenHaken reveals his hypocrisy in Covid presser

Paul, we have to close the beaches!

Most would feel bad for a mayor who lacks leadership, but it is kind of hard when he is a big fat hypocrite, as I have pointed out several times.

Today at the Covid presser when asked what he has done to control the spread he got mad and I think he even started sniffling a bit, he basically claimed he can’t control the habits of 200K people in a city that is 80 square miles. I would partially agree with him, but when he said he could not control the 500K that live in the region, I would have to disagree a bit.

Remember, this mayor with the assistance of the CVB and City Council thought it was a great idea to spend $250K of our taxdollars on promoting Covid tourism in the city. On top of that, the ad firm that got the contract to promote this tourism was none other than his former(?) agency ClickRain.

Now I am willing to give Mayor Stoneless a little rope on how much of this is his responsibility, but when you are out promoting tourism in our city (to the region) while spending OUR money that you are handing over to your friends, you kind of wonder what you are using the rope for? Maybe you need to use it to pull your hypocritical head out of your butt.

Yes, Paul, not only have you not led this city during this pandemic you have wasted our taxdollars to make it worse.

How incredibly idiotic to promote tourism in the middle of a deadly pandemic. And you are not sure what you can do to influence people to not be selfish? Like your former ad agency? Or the CVB? Or the people who want to come visit Sioux Falls from neighboring states because YOU asked them to?

Maybe we should have used the $250K to hire a city manager that understands leadership.


#1 anominous on 11.03.20 at 12:22 am

Paul could do better and he sounds like a pathetic George McFly in every one of these “aw shucks” press conferences. Where are all the tools in the toolbox for influencing public opinion? Noem has already ruined the #605 brand of merch that the kids in Sioux Falls worked so hard to build, the kids could easily counter the bs her shop is offering if given a chance. I thought Ten Haken had botnets and all kinds of other techy tricks ready to go to motivate his base when he needs some votes. Where is this capability when there is a need to inform the public? Bunch of losers trying to pay for their liquor licenses hold sway here.

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 11.03.20 at 12:34 am

He has to say “No”. Else, he can’t win a future Republican primary. Noem has her hands, which are attached to her beautiful biceps, around ThuneHaken’s you know what.

A “Yes” vote, I am afraid. Would make him a choir boy.

#3 D@ily Spin on 11.03.20 at 9:31 am

TenHaken as MC announcing the main act that’s certain to be a disappointment.

#4 "Very Stable Genius" on 11.03.20 at 10:52 am

When it comes to this issue with masks, ThuneHaken reminds me of that Republican congressman, who knew better, but voted against civil rights legislation in the 1960s because of “states’ rights”. #StatesRightsMyAss

#5 "Very Stable Genius" on 11.05.20 at 2:52 pm

I get a kick of the anchor sports coat that the local political leader is wearing in the above movie clip. But if you take that leader’s tie and shirt along with our current mayor’s sport coat, then you might have a real leader. Just sayin.

( and Woodstock adds: “Yah, but I am not sure about a stripe tie with a plaid jacket bought at The Bridges at 57th Street in Taupeville, however”….. )