Check out the current roster of speakers for the Pennington County Democratic Party‘s public information session on the petition drives to refer SB 69 and SB 177, and you’d think everyone on the political spectrum supports these referenda:
Speakers slated for the May 27 Rapid City event are Custer County Democrat Dean Kurtz, centrist Republican Rapid City blogger John Tsitrian, and right-wing gadfly Gordon Howie. The Pennington County Democratic Party may add more speakers to this event, but just these three politicos walking into a library (or a bar—please, someone, invite them out afterward so we can write the punchlines!) should provide fascinating cross-partisan perspectives on the effort to defend democracy from Legislative predation.
Come hear Kurtz, Tsitrian, Howie, and others talk about the importance of referring SB 69 and SB 177 at the Rapid City Public Library, downtown branch, 610 Quincy Street, Thursday, May 27, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
I met Dean at the state convention in Yankton: great guy. He saw my name tag then a broad grin crossed his face, said he read me and that we’re not related. One would think the state party could find other Democrats to participate in a Democrat-sponsored event instead of inviting two earth haters to participate.
It should be a very interesting event. I noticed that SB69 is referred to by the name coined by this blog’s author. Good on ya Cory.
Diversity should always be welcomed in the political arena, I can listen to Howie however I don’t have to believe or trust what he has to say.
When we have IM”s, we need to include everyone, it’s just good politics.