Those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones


“Look mom, I’m standing in a cornfield, does that makes me a man of the people?” – Lucas Leach, head of some SD political group

Trust me, I am not a fan of Scott Heid-a-casinolegislation for the Democratic candidate for governor, but I will say he is probably the only one in the party that has enough clout to raise money. I am still personally holding out for Chris Nelson to run as an independent.

But, I will have to admit, the SD GOP’s response to Scott running is laughable at best;

“This is somebody who used to be Republican, or at least we thought he was, and then he switched and became a Democrat and you know the reality is these are great questions for him. Why does he think he can play for one team, switch to the other,” South Dakota Republican Party Executive Director Lucas Lentsch said.

Really? Lucas Leach? That’s the best you can come up with? Maybe you should ask Republican candidate Knudson the same question? Why did he switch parties once he became rich . . . hmmm.

The Republicans also said that Heidepriem has cancelled his country club membership, sold his BMW, and is selling his house to try and look like a man of the people. But the Republicans would not provide KELOLAND News with any documentation to back-up those claims, and Heidepriem denies those claims.

Sell his BMW! Say it ain’t so! Like when Republican Kirby put his classic Porsche speedster in storage when he ran for governor? I would never give up my German automobile! Sell his house? Good luck with that, the only thing that place would be good for is a hotel or an orphanage. As for quitting the country clubs, good for him, those places suck anyway. But I hope he keeps his (fake) Italian loafers and man purse.

Scott did have one thing to say that I liked;

“I think its time that we did some things differently in this state. I think it’s time we stopped giving personal contracts to cronies in state government without even opening it up to the bidding process. It’s time to change the way we do business in this state,” Heidepriem said.

I think that is a good start, but will you stop writing legislation that benefits your clients from now on?

There is going to be a lot of broken glass in 2010 to clean up.


#1 l3wis on 07.28.09 at 3:01 pm

I find this story really funny, Scott never owned a BMW, his house may be for sale and he still belongs to a Country Club. Who cares?

Shouldn’t the SD GOP figure out how they are going to fix the shit storm they have brewing in the primary. They have 4 guys running against each other that couldn’t be more different.

#2 l3wis on 07.28.09 at 4:23 pm

I was watching the KELO update on this, I guess I am a man of the people, because both Scott and I drive a Volkswagon! Woo-Hoo. Now if I can just get my home in Okoboji to sell.

#3 Ghost of Dude on 07.28.09 at 9:18 pm

It always amazes me that although the republicans in this state beat the ever loving shit out of eachother in primaries, they can still win elections at the state level. It’s almost like they take victory for granted.
Though I don’t think Mr. Heidepreim is the man for the job, it would be nice if he at least got close enough to scare them.