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From where I sit (by Peter Children)

From where I sit, the fact that Bookmeyer has not yet confirmed any appointees for the Human Rights Agency is ample evidence he still believes he can eventually shut it down. Its simply not Bookmeyer’s intention to let Weaver defeat his promise to the camp commandant of I.C. Systems. Bookmeyer feels indebted to both his campaign manager and the manager’s father.

The mayor has been wounded by Weaver…called a liar to his face, not once but twice by Weaver at a hearing of the Human Rights Commission then having the incident run on North Iowa Today for everyone to see is a hard pill to swallow. Lesser things have pushed people over the edge; if I were Weaver I’d want him screened before I get in the same room with him.

The three councilmen I refer to as “The unmovable Force,” Weaver, Marsters and Nelson are just not going to allow that office to close while they sit at that table. So its not just Weaver Bookmeyer must contend with…and I think the wind is shifting now to include Hickey into that mix…maybe. I think he can walk and chew gum at the same time to the extent that he is beginning to see through Bookmeyer’s “magic act”. Furthermore I really don’t think the closing of the H.R.A. is that important to Bookmeyer, I think the camp commandant mainly drives it. I categorize him as a type “A” personality who wants things done the way he says, and is hell bent on showing Lionel Foster just who is calling the shots here. He cannot accept responsibility for any wrong doing, but rather would place any reason for his employee complaints directly on Lionel and the agency of which he is the director.

If he asked around he’d know that this exact same thing was tried in the 80’s and by much smarter and more influential people and it failed then. Oh well…its cheap entertainment.

Peter J. Children|

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