In completely unrelated matters, while the Legislature’s Executive Board discussed South Dakota’s lagging mileage reimbursement on Monday, Governor Kristi Noem was off campaigning in Texas for the second time this month.
Noem was in Texas with former (?) advisor Corey Lewandowski on April 8 and 9; she returned Monday to headline the Hays County Republican Party Lincoln Reagan Dinner in the main ballroom at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos, between Austin and San Antonio:
A measly hundred bucks got commoners in the door; winers could get special bottles, etched glasses, and a hearty handshake from the Snow Queen for four or five figures:
Among the VIPs getting access to frequent-flyer Noem was Texas State Senator and candidate for Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham, who added a selfie with Kristi to the one she snagged at another fundraiser in Texas in February 2021:
Incredibly, Governor Noem didn’t tweet anything about her latest Texas travel, missing an opportunity to drum up excitement and ticket sales for the Hays County Republicans and to thrill her adoring fans with pictures and the prospect that she might come to their state next.