The Pennsylvania Republican Party, which usually holds a Friday lunch event in Manhattan, will instead host a dinner next week in Warminster with South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem as the speaker. Clout hears that decision was driven by a reluctance to make people show vaccination status in New York. The party declined to comment on that [Chris Brennan and Julia Terruso, “Dems Worried About Covid, Republicans Wary of Restrictions as a Slimmed-Down Pa. Society Kicks Off in NY,” Philadelphia Inquirer, 2021.12.03].
No word yet from the Governor’s office on how many South Dakota Highway Patrol officers she’ll need to take off South Dakota roads to protect her body at this campaign event. And no word yet from Noem’s SDGOP primary opponent Representative Steven Haugaard on whether he plans to follow Noem in criss-crossing the country seeking celebrity or will remain right here in South Dakota campaigning in front of the South Dakota voters who will actually choose to rehire or replace our current Governor.