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Noem Plans Another Florida Vacation, Will Join Republican Liars at Mar-a-Lago

Governor Kristi Noem is planning a full month of not governing. Having spent last week propagandizing in Florida and spending today and tomorrow flitting about Minnesota urging voters to sustain white tyranny, she plans to go back to Florida at the end of the month to keynote the Palm Beach County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner at Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club:

Palm Beach County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, online information, retrieved 2020.10.11.
Palm Beach County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, online information, retrieved 2020.10.11.
Palm Beach County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, online information, retrieved 2020.10.11.
Palm Beach County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, online information, retrieved 2020.10.11.
Palm Beach County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, online information, retrieved 2020.10.11.
Palm Beach County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, online information, retrieved 2020.10.11.

Not that you’d be interested, but don’t try getting tickets; Noem’s stagemate, former ambassador Richard Grennell, a man, like Kristi Noem, underqualified for government work, says the event, like Kristi Noem, has sold out.

Ringleading the proceedings is Charlie Kirk, whose Turning Point USA is domesticating the Russian election interference strategy of paying teenagers to spread lies online. Joining Noem at the mic will be convicted criminal and brazen liar James O’Keefe and credential misrepresenting storyteller Gina Loudon.

I could understand if the Governor were traveling to serve South Dakotans’ shared interests. But bopping back and forth to Florida all month in the midst of public health and economic crises, just to hang out with such a cadre of malfeasants and malcontents, doesn’t speak well to Noem’s character or to her commitment to the oath she took in Pierre less than two years ago. We can only hope she enjoys the national GOP spotlight so much that she’ll make her nationwide campaign her full-time job and leave the door open for others to run for Governor in 2022.


  1. mike from iowa 2020-10-11 10:35

    Malfeasants is confusing to Noem Nothing. She probably thinks you are talking about male pheasants. I doubt there are many in Palm Beach.

    Someone needs to do a serious poll and see how residents feel about their alleged guv being awol week in and week out. It isn’t like everything is on the up and up in South Dakota, except for covid casualties.

  2. Tim 2020-10-11 10:54

    I can’t help but think there are one of those creepy looking covid virus bugs out there with her name on it, she seems to think we should all get infected, it’s only fair she infects right along with the rest of us. Maybe the Florida covids are more friendly than the South Dakota ones.

  3. Fast Eddy 2020-10-11 11:06

    She can breathe deep and get close to all the other participants, I’m sure one of them has what we need.

  4. Loren 2020-10-11 11:48

    What was it that the GOP failed to learn after the Sarah Palin fiasco? Promote an under-qualified beauty queen at your own peril! Kristi Noem on the national stage? Seriously, folks? But, don’t let me tell them how to run their shop. Go for it. Might be one way to rid SD of this mess.

  5. Owen 2020-10-11 12:20

    Hopefully when Trump loses in a landslide her career will over as well.

  6. Mike Livingston 2020-10-11 12:22

    She can see piles of goose poop from her back porch plus a replica of dons beautiful wall.
    Will this be the super-spreader event they all so richly deserve or perhaps a hurricane will rid the planet of the scourge, just sayin God works in mysterious ways.

  7. 96Tears 2020-10-11 12:48

    COVID Kristi is demonstrating South Dakota is better off without her in Pierre. She’s less than useless when she’s in Pierre, and we can do better when she’s politicking with the right wing elite out-of-state.

    Billie Sutton, get that campaign motor running. We know of a state that needs a fulltime governor.

  8. David Newquist 2020-10-11 15:56

    During Tom Daschle’s last campaign, a favorite criticism was that his work as minority and, later, majority leader in the Senate was compromising the attention he could give to the folks at home in South Dakota. The absurdity was that his opponent, John Thune, did not even belong to any of the congressional caucuses that dealt with rural state issues, while he was in the House, until an election opponent pointed the fact out. Thune still doesn’t do much but crowd into photo ops with Mitch McConnell. Noem’s record of legislative effort and accomplishment is even less. And despite her record of absences in Congress and her constant out-of-state engagements as governor, she receives the adoration of her GOP voters.

    This says much about the priorties of voters in the state and expresses its dominant values. Noem tries to lure out-of-staters to come here, but she appeals only to people like her and Thune. And their negligence poses a threat to the nine native nations that have homes here.

  9. o 2020-10-11 16:28

    David, it almost seem like our GOP friends make up rules that apply only to the “other guy” and never to themselves.

  10. mike from iowa 2020-10-11 16:49

    drumpf’s campaign should be paying your worthless guv instead of the people of your state. Bill drumpf and if they paid Noem what she is actually worth, Noem would owe the drumpf campaign money.

  11. bearcreekbat 2020-10-11 18:02

    David, a friend of mine offered a slightly different theory regarding Daschle’s loss. Daschle lost support of SD Democrats because the folks at the head of the party thought Daschle was not doing enough to help the cause of SD Democratic candidates, especially when it came to fund raising and financial contributions. According to my friend who was quite involved in statewide SD Democratic politics at the time, it was the declining support from SD Democrats that helped advance the Republican attack against Thune, converting enough independents and former Daschle-Republicans to vote for Thune, and losing just enough Democratic votes from folks that stayed home or even crossed party lines, that ultimately enabled Thune to take Daschle out by a mere 4,508 votes in 2004. Had Democratic party leaders perceived Daschle as committed to SD Democrats, rather than national concerns, he might well still be in office today.

    I wonder if Thune or Noem have the same problem. Even though they have done little or nothing to advance the interests of the State or voters, perhaps Republican leadership still feel they are providing sufficient support for the SD Republican party and Republican candidates?

  12. grudznick 2020-10-11 18:10

    That is sure one swell summer home Mr. Trump has. Do you think he has been in every room there?

  13. David Newquist 2020-10-11 18:35


    Some Democrats may well have bought into the idea that Daschle was neglecting them. I was too close to tell, as my wife was a Daschle staffer and I was a party officer, and we were caught up with a frenzied schedule. My wife as a federal employee could not be involved in the campaign, but the constituent work was hectic. That was also true of Sen. Johnson’s office. That kind of constituent service is not much noticed by the public, nor is the public much aware of it. I don’t think with our current regime we have much in the way of service offices. I doubt that many people understand that they have in effect been voted out.

  14. grudznick 2020-10-11 18:48

    Mr. bat from Bear Creek, you ask a very interesting question. Like how Mr. Daschle became so infatuated with the national Libbie scene and eschewed the Blue Dogs and saner South Dakota libbies, Ms. Noem may well get a back lashing.

  15. Mike Livingston 2020-10-11 19:53

    As I recall Tom was the Senate Majority Leader who was a constant thorn in side of the Bush,Cheney throughout their first term and when they were conspiring to sell the American public on the existence of the infamous WMD’s that’s when the little texan started his cheeks a flexing and gave birth to thune. The [GOPPP] grand ole party of political puppets flooded the the state with enough money to buy all the available media coverage in the state. It was the beginning of the end of bipartisanship in the state and the country. By the by Lying don trump Lock Him up!

  16. mike from iowa 2020-10-11 20:05

    Do I remember Marlboro Barbie telling Daschle or T Johnson the state needed balanced representation in DC up until the time wingnuts got control with the DC bunch of do nothings?

  17. Mike Livingston 2020-10-11 20:18

    Follow up: I like Tom Daschle he was willing to rock the boat and call a spade a spade knowing full well there could be a price to be extracted. The goppp dumpster divers went looking for something and they came with unauthorized use of of his official vehicle and driver to the tune of 125,000.00 chump change in comparison the cash that no m squanders. He is a Statesman and a very nice fellow. Vote early tell your friends.

  18. T 2020-10-11 21:18

    How much is this costing us?

  19. Debbo 2020-10-11 21:44

    Made me LOL! 😆😆😆
    “Noem’s stagemate, former ambassador Richard Grennell, a man, like Kristi Noem, underqualified for government work, says the event, like Kristi Noem, has sold out.”

  20. chris 2020-10-11 21:59

    wonder if trump or his comrades have interest in SD’s wealth hiding capability

  21. Curt 2020-10-11 23:27

    Wow! A Fund-raiser for the President’s re-election campaign! Who’s the Em-cee? A guy who is about to turn 27 and never been elected to anything. Honestly, I have a cat (about to turn 21) who may have accomplished as much or more.

  22. Debbo 2020-10-11 23:45

    Very interesting thought, Chris. 🤔 🤔 🤔

  23. Valerie 2020-10-12 06:21

    Kristi Noem acts like she has no responsibilities at home so go ahead and let her roam. Remember that she barely beat Billy Sutton 2 years ago and hopefully he will run again and push her out of a mansion she doesn’t care to live in. Why build a fence when you’re never there? I bet Billy would take that fence down and enjoy the beautiful view of Capitol Lake AND do the governor’s work like a public servant should. Kristi is a disgrace to our state and we need to get her out of office ASAP. While the cat is away, the mice will play…….while she’s showing off her latest facial surgery, SD Dems need to get started on 2022. Trump will lose so Noem won’t get her appointment as Secretary to something and when she is not re-elected as gov, we will be rid of her. Until then, she’s no longer welcome to my home of South Dakota so let her roam.

  24. Jenny 2020-10-12 09:09

    Will Kristi ask her Party of No to repeal the cannabis referendum if voters pass it? I can’t see her signing if it passes. Cruel Kristi and her Party of No just can’t possibly let South Dakotans get away with being being able to relax in the evenings with a take after working their miserable low wage jobs.
    South Dakotans, you deserve better.

  25. mike from iowa 2020-10-12 09:11

    Here is a little tidbit from Marlboro Barbie saying Daschle obstructed too many of dumbass dubya’s judicial nominees. Priceless.

    In 2002, Thune had come within 524 votes of unseating the state’s other Democratic senator, Tim Johnson. When Thune entered the 2004 race, he immediately began questioning Daschle’s leadership abilities, accusing him of blocking too many of Bush’s judicial nominations, undermining the morale of U.S. troops and not doing enough for South Dakota.

    “I am echoing what I hear people say in South Dakota about their senator and as they travel around the country having to deal with the chief obstructionist label. And I believe that is embarrassing to South Dakota,” Thune told NBC’s “Meet the Press” in September, while seated next to Daschle.

    Hypocrisy, thy name be wingnut, in spades!

  26. Jenny 2020-10-12 09:20

    I meant relaxing in the evenings with a ‘toke’. The Party of No Can’t stand the thought of that.

  27. Richard Schriever 2020-10-13 09:32

    bcb – of course, SDn’s were/are still stuck in their thinking about the actual role of an elected representative to the FEDERAL government from a state as being about “getting pork” (in one way or another) FOR the State. That’s not what the original intent of the role of Congress (and the Senate) was/is. Of course, thee was that extremely CORRUPT period when getting Federal pork on the State plate was en vogue, but such is no longer the case. It was semi-effectively gutted with the ban on ear-marking in 2011. Of course, back-door work-arounds still occur, but they are not so much a regular built-in feature of budgeting. Congress-critters don’t even so much promote themselves via their ear-marking “effectiveness” anymore.

  28. Richard Schriever 2020-10-13 09:35

    grudz – Mar-A-Lago is NOT a “home”. It is a resort hotel. In fact. to give you a clue as to whence Mr/ Trump’s mindset comes – he has NEVER in his life actually lived in a “home”. He has spent his entire adult life living either in apartments or hotels. Large apartments and large suites, mind you, but none-the-less……

  29. mike from iowa 2020-10-13 11:23

    Grifter-lago is drumpf’s permanent residence for voting he does by mail from DC.

  30. Debbo 2020-10-13 14:29

    Richard, apartments are definitely “homes.” They are not stand alone houses, but they are “homes.”

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