Erik Skogquist-for-mayor campaign rhetoric asks why Anoka's City Council "is killing car shows, farmer's markets and amphitheaters". Abc newspaper 8-29-08.
For the record these three things are all still out there, alive and active:
- Anoka has had a car show for four months almost every Saturday every summer for the last six years. The Anoka City Council (8-18-08) unanimously approved the car show through 2009 - to be run by council candidate Aaron Barr's organization. Members include Mark Peterson and Andrew Boho.
- We have also had a very nice farmer's market for many years. ---Thank you to St. Stephen's Church and Lyric Arts for this year's improvement with the added visibility and easy parking. It's wonderful. Fifth and Main. Thursday afternoon 2-5:30. Through October 16. Get there early for the sweet corn.
- Erik's amphitheater project is still advertising events and collecting donations. He shouldn't be doing that if it was "killed", should he?
Erik Skogquist promises to work collaboratively should he add to his brother's eight years as mayor.
Hopefully casting inaccurate aspersions and spreading wrong information is not Erik's idea of being collaborative.
Letter to the editor. . .submitted by Linea Kirchner. . .censored by Peter Bodley.
Continually spreading misinformation is one of the accusations behind the councilmember recall effort in St. Francis.
Comment: At what price credibility? At what price character?
A quote usually attributed to Lincoln: "If you can forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you can fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time."
Comment: Stirring up strife for political gain just hurts the candidate and it hurts the town. It seems that Erik is going to be exactly like his brother in his frequent departures from the truth and reality. One wonders what he is telling people door-to-door when he gets this strident in a public statement.
His brother had told people that the former mayor "made money off of land deals."