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:
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.