While Kristi Noem is a boring speaker, she does have her funny moments. Consider this knee-slapper shared at her press conference yesterday, in which she complained about House Appropriations not rubber-stamping her spending proposals:
“The reason I think we’re in the situation we’re in today with a lot of controversy and things being done differently is because we have a dysfunctional house appropriations committee. That’s being way more political than they are governing and that’s not doing service to the process that we have here,” said Noem [Austin Goss, “Noem Talks on Media Coverage, Communication, Says SD Trust Industry Has Integrity,” KSFY, 2022.03.03].
Noem accuses a handful of legislators of putting politics ahead of governing and public service, after attending purely political campaign events in three different states in the last two weeks. Oh, the subtle wit, cloaked in a sublimely subtle costuming nod to not one but two comedic greats, Jerry Seinfeld and the Dakota Free Press graphic design department:
Noem evidently had to squeeze this comedy rehearsal into her Thursday press conference, as she is rushing off today for a political fundraiser in Salt Lake City, where she will help Senator Rand Paul raise money for Utah Senator Mike Lee. Folks will be paying good money for this show, so Kristi had better be funny… and bring the puffy shirt!