Governor Kristi Noem is sure getting our money’s worth out of her private video studio in the Capitol. Just last night she did another live sit-down with Sean Hannity from her taxpayer-funded political advertising booth, pandering to Donald Trump and her national right-wing fan club. The Hannity visit follows a Monday spot (two days in a row of a South Dakota governor doing national news?!) in which she griped about not being able to do a Mike Rounds switcheroo and use the federal coronavirus relief dollars to patch up her own politically problematic budget shortfall.
Governor Noem is happily posting these Fox News spots on her official Governor Kristi Noem YouTube channel. A quick scan of her videos shows six Fox News live interviews in the last two weeks… and she hasn’t posted last night’s Hannity chat yet.
Do ignore the sixth video at the bottom right; she did a live chat with Greta Van Susteren from what appears to be the mansion over her laptop webcam, and O! the low frame rate! The lack of resolution! The tin-can audio! How terrible! Much better that our tax dollars have been used to buy Kristi a real TV studio where she can sit down with the national news-Kens and news-Barbies and look and sound absolutely Vice-Presiden—er, marvelous!