Tuesday, July 6, 2010
"Garden Gnome" Candidate Picking Up Steam In His Latest Political Race?
Contributed photo, blog post by John Hoff
Jordan Neighborhood resident Roger Smithrud didn't even come close to beating Council Member Don Samuels for the 5th Ward City Council seat during the last election. However, Smithrud--whose resemblance to a garden gnome is truly eerie--managed to completely dominate, destroy and crush Lennie Chism in that same race, claiming the fourth place slot and forcing Lennie into the political equivalent of getting picked last for dodge ball. Ouch.
Now, drunk on power after his quasi-victory, it appears the garden gnome is making yet another grab for public office. Nobody else really NOTICED, but Smithrud has declared himself a candidate for County Commissioner against Mark Stenglein. Smithrud even has a website of sorts...
...which emphasizes his many years of experience working at a gas station and sorting mail, click here. Truly underwhelming. "A little information about Roger Smithrud?" Only a LITTLE? Like, don't tell us why you're QUALIFIED to be a County Commissioner, just give us a LITTLE info to whet our appetites? Is that supposed to be some kind of LITTLE garden gnome in-joke?
Johnny Northside blog strongly suspects the only reason Roger Smithrud runs for public office is so Smithrud can show up at the victory party of his opponent and be magnanimous, which always results in many free drinks. Though I don't have any particular objection to garden gnomes having a social life however they can acquire one, (shudder) HONESTLY, there's Match Doctor Dot Com and other options BESIDES cluttering up the political arena with the pointless platforms of "perennial also-rans."
Roger Smithrud, nobody is interested in your plethora of garden gnome political issues like "stop letting out-of-control-Rottweilers pee on the lawn art" and "there are NATURAL ways to eliminate slug infestation."