Bjorn Skogquist: "He lied, he got caught, he got fired."
That's the unsolicited report of two separate Menard's employees. More details as submitted.
This was also the same month that Bjorn's city manager proposed and council voted on a 30% pay increase for mayor. The second since Skogquist took office.
Mayor's compensation: $4200 in 2000. $6825 in 2001. $8817 in 2007.
"He lied, he got caught, he got fired." That's what the blogs said about the Jayson Blair scandal at the New York Times. It seems that opportunities can sometimes surpass the character development of these young men. Maybe it has something to do with the self-esteem-trumps-all teaching of the past years. That's why programs like "Character Counts" are now in vogue. The self-esteem-only crowd are hitting the public arenas and it ain't pretty.
Comment: regarding mr. skogquist at Menard's: one man's report went something like this: "I knew I had been with a politician when I got home with way more carpet than I ordered or paid for." Politicians always overly generous with other's resources, while they take the credit. Menard's may want to compare inventory with possible shortages on mr. skogquist's shifts.