Ohhhhh Snap!

Seems County Commissioner candidate Reynold Nesiba touched a nerve with Doogard last night;

A governors forum turned raucous Monday night in Sioux Falls as spectators shouted at each other and a candidate for local office was evicted from the debate.

Reynold Nesiba, who is running for Minnehaha County Commission, was escorted from the audience of 300 at the Holiday Inn City Centre after he interrupted a comment by Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

Daugaard, the Republican nominee for governor, was responding to state Sen. Scott Heidepriem, the Democratic nominee, by saying that management of the Valhalla retreat in the Black Hills “was not on my watch.”

“It was on your watch,” Nesiba interjected from a table near the front of the room.

Daugaard turned to Nesiba and said, “Reynold, did you have something to say?”

Were Nesiba’s comments inappropriate? Maybe. In that setting, but what he said WAS true and it seemed to touch a nerve with Denny, since he responded. Remember the Rounds administration isn’t a very big fan of Mr. Nesiba ever since he helped put a kabosh on Rounds’ personal plane trips on the taxpayer’s dime.

Here’s video from this ‘supposed rowdy’ Tea-Bagger debate.


#1 Angry Guy on 10.19.10 at 8:06 am

Hypocritical Tea Bag favoritism….

#2 zebra 3 on 10.19.10 at 8:26 am

I was at that event that the Teabaggers sponsored. The debate moderator had twice warned the crowd not to disrupt the candidates, as both Daugaard and Heideprim supporters had interferred. even after that, Reynold continued with his outburst. That’s when he was kindly asked to leave. At least the Tea baggers put in the planning and energy for a lively debate, that even Heidepriem’s campaign helped structure. You would never get this kind of action from a Republican or Democrat sponsored event! The league of women vipers forums- not even close.

#3 Mom on 10.19.10 at 8:38 am

I think that the Tea Party was quite tolerant. It was the Dems who were asked to stop the rude behavior by the moderator several times before Reynold was asked to leave–and he admits that he was being rude. Yes there was one totally uncalled for comment by a local 9/12 member–and he didn’t get booted, only because the moderators didn’t see specifically where the comment came from.

#4 l3wis on 10.19.10 at 9:01 am

I agree Zebra, Nesiba’s comment was inappropriate and he apologized. I just think it is funny that Doogard responded to him instead of just ignoring him. We both know that the Rounds Administration is still bitter about the plane debacle and they don’t like Nesiba because of that.

#5 zebra 3 on 10.19.10 at 9:48 am

There is probably friction between Rounds admin. and Reynold. Doogard’s podium Microphone was not working, so he was “borrowing” the moderators mic during response time. The moderator may have been able to intervene during Nesibas comments, instead of Doogard, but she didn’t have the mic at that time -Doogard did.

#6 l3wis on 10.19.10 at 10:01 am

Heidi-Scott’s closing remarks


#7 caheidelberger on 10.19.10 at 12:18 pm

What horsepuckey. If Dems had ordered rowdy teabaggers out of the town hall meetings in 2009 for all their interruptions and heckling, those teabaggers and media facilitators would have screamed bloody murder. I guess the teabaggers can dish it out but can’t take it.

#8 l3wis on 10.19.10 at 2:08 pm

Reynold put out this press release this afternoon;

“Not on my watch!”
I admit it. When Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard used these four words during last night’s Tea Party sponsored debate, I audibly gasped at his audacity.

He was defending his administration’s decision to close the Black Hills Playhouse and to instead fund remodeling at the Governor’s private Valhalla retreat in the Black Hills.

From the podium our Lt. Governor then pointed directly at me and asked, “Reynold do you have something to say?” I replied, “You’ve been Lt. Governor for the last 8 years.”

Should I have ignored his question?

Should I have remained silent?

At that point I was asked to leave. You can read more about this as the lead story in today’s ArgusLeader.

Two weeks from today is Election Day! If you want a commissioner that tells it like it is, I need your vote.

I would also be honored to have you write a letter to the editor in support of my candidacy. Please write those soon so they can be published before election day.

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Reynold F. Nesiba

Candidate for Minnehaha County Commission

#9 Dukembe on 10.19.10 at 5:50 pm

Reynold is a rock star.

#10 DDC on 10.19.10 at 6:05 pm

Where’s the video of the rest of the debate? The Heidepriem campaign usually posts the entire debates on his website when they record them.

#11 Whitley Whippeldorf on 10.19.10 at 8:10 pm

Sorry, Heidelberger,
The lefties were abandoned in 2009. Conservative incumbent Stephanie Herseth avoided South Dakota voters and town halls like leopors and red headed step children. Stephie sold out of the progressive base to avoid Weiland, a real Democrat! She’s been running against her own party and is trying to hold us on board, and how? By promising not to repeal the health care reform bill. big deal! We never had any of our own town halls to throw teabaggers out of in the first place