Kristi Noem is out of the office again, campaigning for vice-president this fine Friday in Columbus, Ohio, where she is headlining the Ohio Republican Party’s State Dinner:
Some Ohio conservative teenager trying to make a name for himself on the Interwebs (though not a full name, it appears, since he’s just 17) seems unhappy with the South Dakota governor’s interlopation:
Appropriately, this teenage aspirant to MAGA (Make America Glorify A**holes?) celebrity is using Noem’s Twitter handle to draw attention to his boycott of the event and his own fundraising efforts:
I can dig the point: why should Ohio Republicans spotlight a governor from way out in South Dakota when they have so many stellar Ohio champions of conservatism to put at the big kids’ table—Jim Jordan, JD Vance, even suburban Columbus inhabitant Vivek Ramaswamy (although given the Ohio GOP’s endorsement this afternoon of Donald Trump, inviting Vivek to this hometown stage could have been awkward).
But I don’t know, Josh—I think you’d have raised your profile and your online cash count more if you’d played nice and invited Noem to speak on your podcast.