A Rounds tradition; rewarding friends and family

Like this is some sort of surprise;

Gov. Mike Rounds has appointed Kristin Conzet, the daughter of a business partner of his, to replace Republican state Rep. Brian Dreyer of Rapid City, who resigned earlier this fall because of his pending deployment with the National Guard to Afghanistan.

Because, you know, #1 it would be virtually impossible to find some other Republican in that district that is qualified, and #2 and someone who will do Mike’s bidding.

Conzet said she requested that Rounds not highlight the relationship when he announced her appointment.

Oh really? I can’t imagine why? Maybe because you know it is unethical? Oh, that’s right, Republicans only talk ethics and morals, they don’t practice them.

Conzet also feels she has no conflict of interest in voting on legislation that could affect Fischer Rounds. Heidepreim agrees, since Conzet is not involved in the partnership.

Come on Scott! You gotta be kidding?! Yeah, it’s only her father’s company, and she was appointed by her father’s partner. If she was written out of the will, I would agree, but I doubt it.

Once again, Rounds proves he has no shame, and the Democrats let him walk all over them.


#1 Helga on 12.03.09 at 7:03 pm

Looks like Rounds ran out of family members to hire.

#2 l3wis on 12.03.09 at 7:31 pm

Pretty much.

#3 Randall on 12.04.09 at 7:39 am

How many Rounds family members “work” for the state now?

…last time I looked it was like, eleven, right?

…that’s including in-laws and such. Or am I wrong?

#4 l3wis on 12.04.09 at 10:41 am

I heard if you counted family members it was like 100, but I could be wrong, you also have to take no-bid contracts into consideration. Rounds like to hide things by calling them FTE’s

#5 Hammerhead on 12.04.09 at 11:20 am

Check out the salaries of those on Mike’s freinds and family plan and it is just nuts what these people are being paid.

#6 Plaintiff Guy on 12.04.09 at 12:57 pm

Let’s hope there are no office affairs. Pierre will become noted for people with to many fingers and toes.

#7 l3wis on 12.04.09 at 11:02 pm

HH- It’s who yah know, not what yah know.