Affirming her belief in citizen legislators and “temporary service”, Rep. Kristi Noem comes on YouTube tonight to vow not to make a career out of Congress… and to run for Governor in 2018:
“We just got through one campaign season, and we all need a break from politics,” says Rep. Noem in front of her metaphorically whitewashed screen. “So while my campaign won’t kick officially until next year, I want you all to know that I’m all in.”
All in… what? Evidently not the job we just elected her for, which, with the swiftness of this announcement, she evidently knew while campaigning against Paula Hawks that she didn’t really plan to do.
But at least she’s not making herself a career Congresswoman. Heck, with the nominal effort she’s put forth in Washington so far, and even less that she’ll put into the job this year, no one will even remember she was in Congress.