Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is raising money for her U.S. House campaign with an e-mail spotlighting her 22-point lead over fellow Republican Dusty Johnson in an online survey conducted by my local paper. “Can you believe the results?” reads the subject line of her e-mail:
Of course you can’t believe it, because the poll isn’t just “unofficial,” as the teeny-tiny print below Shantel’s pie says, but unscientific, as the Aberdeen American News points out in its March 18 report. We must assign to such casual online polls a margin of error at least the size of the broad side of Shantel’s horse barn. This open online poll had just 98 respondents… which makes me want to believe that thousands of AAN online readers are just waiting for a brave Democrat to declare her intentions to go to Washington and stand up to Trump!
I do like Shantel’s font perspective, making her name larger, emphasizing her big red Ms. Pac-Man gobbling up Dusty’s poor blue pie. The Aberdeen American News graphic is not quite as flashy:
But hey, AAN, whom are you calling snowflakes?
Expect no snowflakes at the Brown County Lincoln Day Dinner on Thursday, April 20, at the Dakota Event Center here in Aberdeen. Shantel will be here, as will her nemesis Dusty, who gets to emcee—lucky guy! The main speaking slots on April 20 go to gubernatorial candidates Marty Jackley and Kristi Noem… and maybe Matt Michels, if we can get him to make the decision he said would take him two months eleven months ago. Tickets are $40 a pop.