Mayor Bjorn Skogquist aka King Bjorn
"clearly it is my ring finger."
(Rulers of realms can determine yesterday's weather and digits by decree.)
Jan Call, loyal subject: "All of us acquainted with Bjorn know that when he touches his temple, it is simply a habit and not an obscene gesture."
(The emperor does too have clothes on. . . To say or even think otherwise is unpardonable.)
The King's barrister, Bradley Newbolt: "It is clear that he simply had a pen in his hand and had his hand resting on and occasionally scratching his brow."
(If anyone disagrees, well. . .We'll sue. You have no right to any different statement of opinion than what the sovereign has ordained.)
Tough Henry: "It's just not very good community building."
Advice to children: If you don't want someone to know it, don't do it.
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Mayor Skogquist was first cited as "King Bjorn" in a letter to the editor when he was observed operating outside ordinary mayoring.
A city councilmember just up the road in St. Francis is facing recall for stretching his job description.
Currently, Mr. Skogquist says he would be a good statesman, an ambassador, an effective county commissioner or maybe a college student.