The funniest thing said at Saturday’s crackerbarrel was the first thing said:
“We’re hard at it,” said Senator Al Novstrup (R-3/Aberdeen), who showed up for one day of work out of four at the Capitol last week.
So what do kids learn from this?
Governor Noem wants kids to score 70% on a civics test to graduate high school. Kids should figure they can get by scoring only 18%.
Some of Al’s Republican colleagues want college students to score an 85% on a civics test. Students working on the Novstrup standard should be proud of scoring 22%.
Many of those kids will go work for Al at one of his fine go-kart establishments this summer (in the jobs he doesn’t dole out to friends and family). Surely he expects hard work from his employees. Kids, Al just defined “hard” work as showing up one out of four scheduled days. Enjoy your summer.