South DaCola Endorsements

While I may not be in a position to sway anybody’s vote I offer my 2-cents on the upcoming election;

President – Obama

While I haven’t been very impressed with Obama, he has managed the turd sandwich that Bush handed him pretty good, and he has gotten some things accomplished. While I think Obamacare doesn’t do enough (should have been single-payer) it does help the ones most in need. I think by giving Obama a 2nd term you will see sweeping changes he wasn’t able to get done in his first term. Romney would be disastrous for our country, even more so then Bush. His lack of foreign policy knowledge and his disdain for the 99%ers is horrendous. He will destroy what is left of the middle-class.

US Congress – Varilek

While I was on the fence about Varilek, I will give him this much, he is smart as a whip. He pummeled Noem on every issue in the RCJ debate and showed that it is OK to be intelligent and knowledgeable when it comes to all things political. Noem is a puppet who relies on talking points and hoop earrings to get by and BTW Kristi, Medicare is already a government run healthcare program, what a dumba** thing to say.

PUC – McGovern

I had the pleasure of meeting McGovern at a luncheon, he is bright, and most of all he will do what a PUC member should do, stand up for the consumers. Fiegen has taken thousands in contributions from the energy companies. How do you think she will vote on rate issues? Gee I wonder.

State Senate – District 11 – Tom Cool

State Senate – District 13 (My district) – Sam Khoroosi

Heineman needs to be sent into retirement, she has gotten to comfortable in the legislature.

State Senate – District 15 – Angie Buhl

While Angie and I have our disagreements, Angie has a pure liberal heart, and we need more liberal hearts in Pierre. She also knows her issues.

State Senate – District 6 – Richard Schriever

I will say the same about Rich, a good liberal who has a strong resume when it comes to public service.

State House – District 9 – Mark Anderson

State House – District 11 – Darrell Solberg

State House – District 12 -Mike Knudson

While this may surprise some, I will give props to Mike for running in the party he actually belongs to (unlike his parents), he also has a wealth of knowledge about SD politics and will serve the state well – that, and Manny Steele needs to be given his walking papers. His crazy birther/tea party beliefs are over the top.

State House – District 14 – Marc S. Feinstein

State House – District 14 – Anne Hajek

I have had the pleasure to get to know Anne over the past year, she is smart, has a rock solid public service resume and truly cares about the public. While we may not always agree, she is willing to stand up for what she believes in and that is important.


#1 Jackilope on 10.27.12 at 5:42 pm

Mark Johnson of 12 also needs to be given his walking papers.

#2 WOW! on 10.27.12 at 6:20 pm

What about Chris Nelson?

#3 WOW! on 10.27.12 at 6:21 pm

There are two PUC seats. You can’t vote for McG twice.

#4 scott on 10.27.12 at 8:17 pm

Fiegen says she is against government regulation. I thought that’s what the PUC is supposed to do.

#5 Lemming on 10.27.12 at 11:27 pm

Or just vote Democratic Ticket 🙂 – how insightful….
This was a great read…I love how you threw Hajek in as your “token” repug just to show how you are ‘neutral’ you are.

#6 Detroit Lewis on 10.28.12 at 12:38 pm

WOW, I know, he was the only person worthy of my vote.

scott, maybe you should explain that to Kristi 🙂

Lemming, I like Mickelson, great guy.

#7 WOW! on 10.28.12 at 9:03 pm

Fiegen is an idiot when it comes to the PUC. I can’t believe Daugaard and Dusty picked her for this spot. If she loses it all comes back to them trying to put one of Dusty’s cronies in the PUC. Dusty’s wife is on the junior achievement board that Fiegen oversaw and Dusty has ambitions for Congress and said I know lets appoint someone who will owe Dusty and can repay him by raising money at somepoint!!!!!!! And that is probably how Fiegen got her job.

Aren’t there like 20 other people who instantly come to mind when talking about PUC appointments?

#8 anominous on 10.28.12 at 11:52 pm


if L3wis is going to end up “neutral”, he still needs to make about 5,000 democratic endorsements to offset his supporting Brian Liss last time around.

#9 Sy on 10.29.12 at 9:26 am

Weren’t you all over the Howie/Staggers gubernatorial ticket?

#10 Detroit Lewis on 10.29.12 at 10:02 am

anom – More like 10,000 🙂

Sy – No, I actually told Kermit to not run with Howie.

#11 Alice15 on 10.29.12 at 10:33 am

I have to say these endorsements are pretty much a straight ticket (outside of token Anne) – which is not surprising, but unfortunately does not inspire someone like me to give additional thoughts. As someone said above – there are 2 PUC seats – why didn’t you name two? Because they are Republicans? And Mike Knudson? Seriously? Mike is a nice guy, but that is where it ends. I don’t see a lot of insightfulness on this list which is disappointing.

#12 Detroit Lewis on 10.29.12 at 3:40 pm

Well you can vote for Nemec, but it is pretty obvious Nelson is going to pound him into submission.

And if you don’t like my endorsements, look at their opponents. People like Steele, Fiegen, Noem, Romney, Ernie Otten. Seriously? Yes, in some cases it is the lesser of two evils.

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