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Youngkin to Campaign for Noem in Sioux Falls November 2; Hillsdale College Invited?

Kristi Noem has spent most of her time in office traveling to other states to curry favor of GOP primary voters, donors, and power players for the 2024 Presidential primary. But now she’s finally getting another governor to fly to South Dakota to campaign for her. In a departure from her standard secrecy, Noem is letting us know where and when she will be appearing with visiting Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin:

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin will be at a rally in Sioux Falls on Nov. 2* for Governor Kristi Noem.

Noem’s campaign on Thursday announced the 3 p.m. event will be at Hilton Garden Inn Downtown [Bob Mercer, “Noem Plans Sioux Falls Rally with Virginia Governor,” KELO-TV, 2022.10.26].

The visit will give Noem and Youngkin a chance to compare notes on turning over public education to Trumpist Hillsdale College from Michigan. While Noem’s disastrous Hillsdale standards await their second public hearing in November, Youngkin appears to be opening the door for Hillsdale to take over Virginia’s schools with their last-gasp apartheidist propaganda as well:

The Virginia State Board of Education is delaying review of the state’s social science standards at the request of Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, who said there was a need to correct errors in the draft standards and receive additional input.

The proposed 2022 History and Social Science Standards of Learning, a more than 400-page document which outlines the goals and principlesof the state’s history and social science education, were initially expected to be ready for a final review in the board’s November meeting. However, Balow proposed a new timeline in a letter to the board Monday, which the board accepted three days later.

…She said she is waiting on input from various groups and stakeholders, including representatives from American University, Hillsdale College, University of Virginia and others. She said if she had been in her position when the Department of Education began the review process, these would have been included.

…The decision to delay the process has been criticized by the Virginia Education Association and said there is a need for “partisan politics to be put aside.”

In a statement from James Fedderman, president of the association, that “It’s time to reopen this process to the public for final input. Delaying the standards further will cause real harm: If they are not released until late summer, educators will not have sufficient time to review them and create quality lessons and learning materials for a new school year.”

Multiple times throughout the discussion, board members asserted that the history and social science has been politicized in the past. Board member Grace Creasey said that for her, the decision is not political, but it is about getting the best curriculum and standards out for educators.

“This is not in any way, shape or form political for me,” Creasey, who was appointed earlier this year by Gov. Glenn Youngkin, said.

Youngkin appointed five new members to the nine-member board in September [Kelsey Kendall, “Virginia’s Board of Education Delays Review of Social Science Standards,” The Virginian-Pilot, 2022.10.22].

One would not think Michigan’s Hillsdale College is any more of a stakeholder in Virginia’s social studies standards than it is in South Dakota’s. But keep an eye out for Professor Morrisey or Hillsdale boss Larry Arnn himself at the downtown Hilton next Thursday.


  1. All Mammal 2022-10-28 07:39

    The Hillsdale fiasco is taking way too much energy trying to ramrod itself into resistant states. They remind me of a bad date who can’t take the hint. They’re more trouble than they’re worth. Not the good kind of trouble either. The sticky, greasy, sleazy kind with bad breath. How’d they even get our number in the first place? Oh, yeah.. Thanks a lot, Governor Noem.

    Save the drama for your mama, baby llama red pajama.

  2. mike from iowa 2022-10-28 09:31

    Is Youngkin related to Anakin Skywalker?

    Hillsdale’s whole educational standards are politically driven by revisionist magats trying to indoctrinate children by claiming Libs are the ones indoctrinating kids.

  3. larry kurtz 2022-10-28 09:56

    Apparently, David Duke and Ye weren’t available so even Tulsi is helping tote the basket of deplorables to South Dakota. What a sh!t show.

  4. CK 2022-10-28 11:44

    Trump is in Sioux City, Iowa Nov 3rd. Rally starts at 7 pm. Coincidence?

  5. Phil 2022-10-28 12:38

    Probably just wishful thinking, but bringing in these outside campaigners seems like an(other) act off desperation. If she were to lose, she can reference the latest poll showing her “big lead” as “evidence” the election was stolen.

  6. P. Aitch 2022-10-28 14:28

    Good one, All Mammal ~ “Save the drama for your mama, baby llama red pajama.” #grins

  7. Mark Anderson 2022-10-28 16:44

    CK , he’s going to contribute to the stink.

  8. Mark Anderson 2022-10-28 16:54

    Youngkin is a David DePape supporter too.

  9. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2022-10-28 17:29

    CK, thanks for bringing that Sioux City Trump rally to our attention.

    Trump’s visit to Iowa doesn’t seem like a strategic deployment of resources to help his party:

    Republican candidates in Iowa don’t appear to need much of a boost from Trump.
    Gov. Kim Reynolds, who has swamped her Democratic challenger in fundraising and leads comfortably in polls, is heavily favored to win her second full term. Though seven-term Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley appears to be facing his most serious challenge for reelection, the 89-year-old still leads in a race where national Democrats have spent no money advertising on behalf of retired Admiral Michael Franken [Thomas Beaumont, “Days ahead of 2022 midterms, Donald Trump to hold rally in Iowa,” AP via, 2022.10.26].

    If Trump were thinking about the good of his party, he’d go to places with tight races where his presence could fire up voters who could tilt the balance GOP-ward. Instead, he appears to be making an appearance that at least gives him an easy brag point (I went to Iowa, and the Republicans won! You’re welcome!) and more likely serves to remind early Iowa primary voters to pick him in 2024.

    Of course, if Donald was looking for a place where Republicans are shoe-ins and he chose Sioux City instead of Sioux Falls, is he snubbing Kristi? Is his presence south on I-29 implying that South Dakota’s gubernatorial race is too close for his comfort? Has her national campaigning and attention-seeking stroked Donald’s fur the wrong way?

  10. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2022-10-28 17:37

    Whoa! Wait a minute! Mercer has corrected his story on KELO: Noem’s Youngkin rally is Wednesday, November 2, at 3 p.m. Central.

    Noem will also host rallies with Tulsi Gabbard that same day at 9 a.m. Mountain in Rapid City and 6 p.m. Central in Sioux Falls.

    Noem’s schedule is thus clear to interact with Trump during his November 3 visit to Sioux City. Will she go to Iowa to appear at his rally? Will he cross the border to visit her on her home turf?

  11. Matt Rosburg 2022-10-28 17:53

    Did you list the wrong dates on purpose??

  12. Curt 2022-10-28 22:06

    Before we move ahead into Noem’s plans for next week, let’s recap the current week. I noted in the 10/28 edition of the RC Journal that our Governess had made “several stops in the Black Hills Wednesday and Thursday” including an appearance Thursday at the Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City. The Journal notes that Noem’s campaign billed the event as a “town hall” but that it was “actually an invitation-only question-and-answer session.” Nice. A quick search of references for the term “town hall” turns up nothing to indicate such an event should be by “invitation only”. Well maybe she would prefer to meet with the working press of the state and attend the monthly meeting (today) of the Black Hills Forum and Press Club. Nope. She declined. I suppose that should come as no surprise since she also declined to participate in the statewide gubernatorial debate hosted earlier in the week by public broadcasting.
    Elections in our democratic system give us the opportunity to make informed choices from among the various candidates on the ballot. The key is that “informed choices” can only be made when the candidates are willing to participate actively and honestly in the process.

  13. Arlo Blundt 2022-10-28 22:26

    Curt–good point..if the “Town Hall” was not by invitation only someone would ask a question that the Governor’s crack staff had not prepared a scripted answer. That..cannot be allowed . I hope ex President Trump does come to South Dakota and embrace Governor Noem…she is an election denier and a supporter of those who assault and kill Capitol Policemen, threaten to hang Mike Pence, and clobber Nancy Pelosi’s husband over the head with a hammer. She is known by the company she keeps.

  14. chris 2022-10-28 22:32

    I hope kristi and trump go pheasant hunting together down there at one of those nutjob canned hunt ranches. Don Jr. went to one on the north side of Sioux City and of course there is the infamous MRO on the SD side. Waving a shotgun around can’t be as hard as golfing.

  15. gtr 2022-10-28 23:14

    I wonder how Tulsi square’s her support for Noem. Tulsi went to ND to protest the pipeline, but is going to support someone who made it illegal to do that same pipeline protest in SD. Another example of Noem deciding which type of choices South Dakotans can make.

  16. Richard Schriever 2022-10-29 09:01

    Tulsi is a Putin troll. Confused messaging is the name of their game.

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