A close friend of mine is a police officer in one of those Minneapolis suburbs that remind one so much of Bettendorf or Pleasant Valley. Not much crime, mostly helping neighbors with accident reports of fender benders, directing traffic at high-school football games, chasing kids home on Saturday nights.

Who knew that the Scott County Board of Supervisors was also a select committee of art critics and connoisseurs?

The brouhaha last week over an offer to donate a poster to the county was laughable, but did prove at least one thing: Cronyism still thrives in Scott County government.

Our thin-skinned County Supervisors can tolerate no opinions but their own.
Their October 24 gang reply to my criticism of their wasteful spending
habits raises more questions than their misleading assertions answer.