Kristi Noem is in Paris this weekend with Corey Lewandowski. She and her best boy pal will be speaking at the World Freedom Initiative hosted by Republicans Overseas France and Republicans Overseas Worldwide. ROF/ROW (sounds so Scooby) puts the South Dakota Governor at the top of their speaker list, ahead of even the proving-feckless theocrat Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, and headlines her as “on Trump’s Vice President short list“:
The Big Lew is kept a discrete distance from his close advisee, squeezed in at ten between two Frenchmen (make up your own Mel Brooks scene there):
Remember, Kristi, this is Paris. Even the Republicans there will expect you to wear something more formal than the camo hoodie and fun bun you wore to “Marathon Budget meetings” this week.
And be sure to break the ice with your new French friends with friendly chat about all the towns with French names in South Dakota and how well we pronounce them!
Related Republican Rutting: Jacob Newton notes other unseemly company Noem will be keeping in Gay Paris today:
Noem will be joined on the stage by some controversial figures. Dorin Iacob for instance, the Romanian politician and talk show host, was arrested in the UK in 2016 for sexually harassing a woman during a massage session.
A handful speakers also have a history of Islamophobic remarks.
Poisson has been on record as wanting to suppress the French Council of the Muslim Faith and has supported existing restrictions on Muslims being allowed to wear certain religious garb.
Dupont-Aignan stirred controversy when he expressed his belief that teaching the Arabic language in French schools leads to Islamic terrorism.
Zemmour, meanwhile, the French politician who ran a failed bid for the presidency, was found guilty of hate speech in a Paris court, having called unaccompanied migrant children “thieves”, “rapists” and “murderers” in a TV appearance.
Zemmour also has two previous convictions for hate speech, which were overturned on appeal. He was also acquitted of hate speech charges in 2008, twice in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019 [Jacob Newton, “Gov. Kristi Noem Headlines Right-Wing Summit in France,” KELO-TV, 2023.11.09].
Careful, Kristi: you know that’s the kind of talk that really turns the Big Lew on.