21.Apr.2010 BOB ROST GIVEN JOB?
KNOX is running a series of interviews with the candidates for Grand Forks Sheriff in the afternoons (channel 1310). Today Bob Rost was on, and I would say I was disappointed in his performance. Bob stated he never ran against Dan Hill because he "didn’t want to run against someone who GAVE him a job."
My thoughts is that no one really should give you a job, you EARN it. Especially in public service. And if you earned it, you have every right to work for the next level up the ladder. The fact that Bob didn’t shows he did not have the confidence that he could do a better job then Dan Hill, and thus probably is not going to be a great sheriff now either. Don’t get me wrong, Bob is a nice guy and I wish him the best, but his failure to run until Dan HIll retired shows he is a bit of a whimp, and is that the type of personality you want in charge during a crisis situation?
Speaking of crisis, I go up to bat this Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. and no doubt every feminist in the state will want to get their licks in on me. So, if you want to hear a good Riemers roasting tune in. Better yet, feel free to take my place.
Bob also announced there was a meet the sheriff candidate forum at the County Office Building the evening of the 20h of May. I had not heard of this yet, so I suppose I am NOT invited?
Speaking of Riemers on the ballot, this is the first time in histroy there will be two Riemers on the ballot. Me for sheriff, and my son Richard for State Treasure under the Libertarian ballot. When you vote June 8th, please turn the ballot to the back side and vote for the Libertarian candidates. If they fail to get the minimum number of votes they don’t get to appear on the November ballot. As third party candidates appear on the back of the ballots, it is very difficult to get the minimum.
Lastly, I was surprised today to see Ann Black has started going great guns putting up some signs. Still don’t have the faintest idea who she is or what she is, but I do have the suspicion she is running to balance me being on the ballot. I found it cute that on her signs she has a large star in two letters of her last name. They look almost like the pasties one would see on a stripper? I wonder if that is what they are suppose to represent here?
Oh, I did do a political pole today as well, and it looks like I have a good chance of coming in a strong 7th place in the primary.
But, one can not do the serious things all the time, so this afternoon I made a trip out to Larimore and visited my ultralight airplane which has been in storage all winter. Dusted out my hanger and cleaned off the plane. Connected the electrical and gas systems back together and after about 5 attempts got the good old dependable Rotax to fire up. Although this plane is going to be the death of me yet. It took me 3 years to finally get it to fly at all in 2009, but she still flies like a ton of bricks. Everything looks fine, and with its horsepower it should climb like a rocket. But something basic is screwed up and none of the experts I have consulted have a clue to what it is.