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Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Tale Of Bonnie Bleskachek

The story of Bonnie Bleskachek is getting a lot of local press. You may have heard some of it, or maybe you've heard nothing at all. I'm not going to spend much time on it.

Back in 2004, Minneapolis' Dim-Wit Mayor R.T. Rybak nominated her for Fire Chief, and she got the job.

And since then, it's been one problem after the other.

A fifth firefighter has filed a lawsuit against embattled Minneapolis Fire Chief Bonnie Bleskachek - this time alleging libel, slander and defamation:

    The lawsuit claims that the suspension was "attributable to the fact that Bleskachek previously had a personal intimate relationship with [Lemon]".

    Lemon also is suing the chief. Lemon claims that Bleskachek pursued a sexual relationship with her, and that when Lemon rebuffed her, Bleskachek denied her training and advancement opportunities.

    The city is reportedly near a settlement in the Lemon suit. Two other lawsuits have been settled.

Did I mention that Bleskachek is a Lesbian, or did you already guess that?

MN Pubic Radio:

    Bleskachek denied that she mistreated Lemon, but acknowledged there was a fight [Ed. Note: Does it still count as a "cat fight" when the women fighting are Lesbians?] -- although she did not mention Hanson by name. However Attorney Marshall Tanick says there was no fight, and his client Shanna Hanson was defamed because it could be determined that Bleskachek was talking about her.

Bleskachek reminds me of someone...I just can't quite put my finger on who...


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