"Vote not for mortgage officers". Candidate Bjorn Skogquist said that in 2004.
In 2006 Skogquist's running mate, Aaron Barr, was "vice president of mortgage".
Nothing hypocritical about that whatsoever. If you are that most hated/mistrusted of all the species: a professional politician.
"I seen my opportunities and I took em." Tammany Hall Boss. Nothing personal, no hard feelings. Feelings have no place in politics, the way I plays em. King Bjorn says so.
Never mind that Anoka, by it's founding document/charter states that Anoka shall have nonpartisan government.
Barr understood he was on a side with his talk of "crossing the aisle". (We're a five person council!) But Skogquist has, in fact, established a political party of sorts. Complete with political action groups: like Anoka Neighborhood for example and now Rivertown.
Brought out as needed for rabble rousing, mass bullying and unofficial candidate forums. Silent until needed.
Applicants to advisory boards must pass party loyalty tests or they are out. Like Bonthuis. In the end she must have been a free thinker.
No room for freethinkers in King Byorn's vision of Anoka.
The real concern is whether he is an anomaly or the first of a new wave. How big of a problem do we have?