Stephen Groves sends us thin tea leaves from yesterday’s meeting of the Government Accountability Board. The GAB had three complaints in its hands: one forwarded by killer Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg concerning Governor Kristi Noem’s misuse of the state airplane for political purposes, another forwarded from Ravnsborg concerning Governor Kristi Noem’s nepotistic intervention in her daughter’s real estate appraiser certification, and a third about who-knows-whom for doing who-knows-what.
No, really, that’s all we know. The GAB has to keep all of its complaints secret until and unless it finds someone needs a hearing. All Groves can tell us is that, after nearly an hour of closed-door confab, “the four retired judges on the board dismissed one of the complaints, but did not make public which one. It is sending the other two complaints back to the people who made them with requests for more information.”
So, three complaints, at least two about Noem (for all we know, the third one could be about her, too), only one dismissed—that means at least one complaint about Noem remains active.