Governor Kristi Noem evidently doesn’t need anyone—or just can’t find anyone—to chief her staff. But the last guy to do the job, Mark Miller, who quit last month and went back to Florida, is still flacking for Noem. Yesterday Miller tweeted (X’ed?) that his own local governor stinks and that Noem needs to get into the Presidential race:
It’s strange that Miller adopts a Trump insult-nickname to attack Ron DeSantis but then proposes Noem as a better candidate than Trump.
It’s also strange that Miller applies the terms conservative, personality, and genuine to Noem. Kristi Noem is certainly not a classical conservative, what with her dependence on big government spending, authoritarianism, opposition to tax relief, secrecy, nepotism, and failure to defend property rights. Noem’s alleged “personality” seems to drive people away. And “genuine” seems to radically misrepresent the most highly engineered image ever on the Second Floor.
But strangest is that Miller apparently didn’t get the memo from Noem’s chief image-engineer Corey Lewandowski sent up the signal in May that Noem is going nowhere Presidentially and that any Republicans thinking of challenging serial offender Trump should hitch themselves to wagons with real political horsepower. Noem herself says nobody but Trump can win in 2024. Kristi is so yesterday, Mark! Get with the program!