I just received the following email in response to Christopher P. Svarstad story; the candidate from Yankton with the rap sheet as long as my arm.. who apparently is trapped in the 1950s with his terminology for African-Americans.
I’m Garret Wright spokesman for Chris Svarstad for District 18 House.
We’re responding to your recent post:
These kind of attacks are not surprising. This is exactly the kind of divisive politics that turns away people of all parties. We’re not going to be distracted. Chris Svarstad has a message, that government isn’t working right and that it’s too intrusive. People want solutions, not just idle rhetoric. That’s what we’re going to talk about.
What? Apparently the candidate’s familiarity with our court system has somehow become divisive politics on my part? My dear readers, as you might suspect, I wasn’t going to let that one go.
Thank you for your note.
I will make sure I get it posted on Dakota War College this afternoon.
Not because I believe there’s an ounce of sincerity behind the statement, but it is absolutely, hands down, the funniest damn thing I have read all day.
I’m sure readers will giggle as much as I am right now.
I even got a response.
Ok. We’re not going to be distracted. Thanks
Good to hear they’re not going to be distracted. Now if they would just consider reality.
I think I hit a nerve. Since writing the original story, Svarstad has taken a big ax to his social media, heavily redacting his linked in profile, and erased his “business page” with wild claims of being a political consultant.
He also erased and replaced a personal website page of his with one attacking me in any number of legally actionable ways. But, that’s a chat for myself and an attorney. In the meantime, if you look at his Facebook page (where he deleted the post where he called a CNN reporter a “fat Negro”), there is an attack on me that’s funny:
Apparently I’ve gone downhill since Governor George Mickelson used to read me. Never mind he was killed in a plane crash in 1993, over twenty years before I started writing. Although, it’s good to hear that he liked it.
And someone explain to me how noting those arrest notices from the newspaper were lies? Darn arrests. They must have gotten the wrong guy.
It’s going to be a long election for someone. Not me, but for someone…