Silent, stony… but that’s not it.
That’s him not moving on the President’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland—very statuesque, but with the added feature where you slip a campaign contribution in the slot in his back and words come out of its mouth.
But where’s the actual…
What the heck—an umbrella?
Ah, there it is:
I think the statue is the one in the middle, complete with the box he stands on to look taller while making speeches.
Absolutely unsubstantiated is the rumor that the firearm immortalized with South Dakota’s 31st Governor is Richard Benda’s bronzed shotgun.
Also unveiled yesterday were statues of governors Warren Green and Nils Boe, neither of whose likenesses need to hold a gun to look impressive. Note that Boe’s dog looks much more active than Rounds’s dog, which effectively symbolizes Rounds’s willingness to heel and wait to be told what to do.