Kristi Noem continued over the weekend to neglect her South Dakota duties in favor of campaigning across the country. After flying out of Spearfish Wednesday morning on billionaire Ernie Boch Jr’s jet to spend two nights in Massachusetts campaigning for Geoff Diehl, then flying Boch Aviation to a GOP fundraiser in Alabama on Friday, Noem joined Ted Cruz, Nevada Senate candidate Adam Laxalt, and a number of other election deniers at a Republican event called the Basque Fry in Gardnerville, Nevada:
The Nevada Independent mentioned Noem’s attendance but made no remark about her remarks, which appear to have included a rehash of her personally unrealized pablum about getting over oneself and talking to opponents that she recited at the April 2021 prayer breakfast in Aberdeen.
The Governor’s Office does not publish any official schedule, so who knows where she will be this morning or this week? She has figured out that posting pictures of her coast-to-coast jetsetting doesn’t play well among the home folks. While getting on Boch’s plane in Spearfish, she tweeted a photo of herself promoting her book at a Sturgis gun shop earlier in the week. She thumbed an attack on the Department of Justice while eating pizza in Boston on Thursday, then criticized the CDC from Alabama on Friday. Noem then skipped directly to a Sunday FB picture celebrating her mom’s birthday back at the farm. But not a word to her vast online following to promote the Massachusetts, Alabama, and Nevada candidates for whom she was on the road.
One picture Noem clearly wanted erased from the Web was another shot of her in Boston posted by the Republican she was campaigning for, Geoff Diehl, which appears to show the Diehl-Noem street photo opp crew included Diehl’s campaign manager and Noem’s reacquired advisor Corey Lewandowski:
Deleting that photo makes perfect marketing sense. It doesn’t show either Diehl’s or Noem’s face or center either of them in the composition. It’s just a bunch of people standing around on the street eating pizza. Diehl’s photos of himself and Noem at billionaire Boch’s luxurious mansion on Wednesday night and at Fenway Park cheering the Red Sox to victory on Thursday are much better campaign material than another shot of Noem within striking distance of the sexual predator she said she was disowning.