Would you vote for Noem if she was fat and ugly?

Just curious. Leave your comments.


#1 DDC on 10.29.10 at 9:40 pm

Would Herseth Sandlin have won in 2004 if she was fat & ugly?

#2 Detroit Lewis on 10.29.10 at 9:45 pm


#3 DDC on 10.29.10 at 9:50 pm

Hate to break it to you…

#4 Buzz Evenrude on 10.29.10 at 10:10 pm

The face and rack are still pretty decent….so YUP!

#5 codington county on 10.30.10 at 4:41 am

HAHA Great one. She would not even be on the ballot if she was fat and ugly. She has been a rep for 4 years, before that her claim to fame was Snow Queen!

#6 Randall on 10.30.10 at 7:04 am

Same goes for Sarah Palin: would anybody even remotely take her seriously if she weren’t good-lookin? I doubt it.

#7 l3wis on 10.30.10 at 8:11 am

R – And she is such an idiot. I just watched her talking about the Tea Party in a recent video. It’s like she eats stupid pills.

#8 Helga on 10.30.10 at 8:49 am

Exactly what I told my husband yesterday. Snooki would not get any attention and Sarah would not have been talked about constantly for the last 2 years.

#9 concernedliberal on 10.30.10 at 9:19 pm

But how do you explain Gant’s inevitable victory?

#10 Helga on 10.30.10 at 10:30 pm

Men give men a pass, men do not give women a pass.

#11 Augiefour on 10.31.10 at 11:07 am

The problem with politics in America today is that the people vote for who looks like they belong. The thing about republicans is that they judge a book by its cover instead of how they can help our state. They are about divisive issues like gay marriage and abortion which fires up their base and takes it at face value. Has nothing to do with substance. Look at Sarah Palin and Noem, zero experience but good polished exterior when there is nothing on the interior. Herseth has a record of doing what is best for South Dakota, and has the experience to boot.

#12 Kate on 10.31.10 at 11:21 am

I’m more concerned at the fact that you apparently consider this woman’s body to be fat and ugly

#13 Augiefour on 10.31.10 at 6:37 pm

The problem with society today is that people tend to vote for someone based upon if they look like they belong in office. Sarah Palin is a great example of this. She was uninformed while running for vice president and was everyones joke during the election time. Because she had good looks she got a pass and is now becoming more and more popular. The same is happening with Noem.

#14 Detroit Lewis on 10.31.10 at 7:30 pm

Helga – Great minds think alike. I was just going to type that but you beat me to the punch.

#15 l3wis on 10.31.10 at 7:47 pm

Kate, I don’t think she is fat and ugly, I was trying to make a point about Noem’s physical appearance and where it has gotten her.

#16 Daizi46 on 11.01.10 at 6:03 am

I don’t believe she would get near the attention if she was a larger gal and not attractive. I’ve heard of men basically getting all tongue tied around Kristie…ugh…pulease…

#17 Scott on 11.01.10 at 6:10 am

Tongue tied around Noem….ewwwww. Talk about a lack of taste.

#18 Daizi46 on 11.01.10 at 10:42 am


#19 Christopher M Davis on 11.01.10 at 1:50 pm

I’ve heard a lot of base comments before, but talk about people without any sense. Kristin Noem is great looking so therefore she can’t have any knowledge or any principles or a good work ethic. Right?? You people don’t need a little help, you need a psychiatrist.
Since when did integrity and good principles not count more than what is on the outside– sounds like you are the ones with the problem on the inside– there is only one cure for that kind of ugly (you will reap what you sow)
Websters Dictionary ” Base “:..may suggest greed, grossness, Cowardice, cruelty, treachery, …suggests filth or extreme depravity. Take your pick

#20 l3wis on 11.01.10 at 7:38 pm

I don’t care if she is ugly, she is dumber then a box of rocks.

#21 Costner on 11.03.10 at 1:09 pm

The point is Chris… she would not have won if she was an unattractive person. Like it or not, in many cases politicians are successful because of their image and that is true for both men and women.

If Noem was 260lbs and 5’3″ coupled with an acne problem… she simply wouldn’t have won the election. Truth be told she wouldn’t have even won the primary.

Same is true for SHS – she would never have been in the House in the first place had she been significantly overweight or (dare I use the generic term) ugly.

People vote for appearance whether they admit it or not, and in an election such as this where the candidates were so evenly matched it made all the difference. It surely wasn’t due to her intellect or experience, nor was it about issues since the average SD voter has no idea what her stance on the issues even was. They just know what they saw on the commercials and the image which was portrayed to them.

Truth be told, our best and brightest are working in the private sector because they aren’t attractive enough to win most public offices. There are exceptions to the rule (NJ Govenor for instance – but even he admits as much), but for the most part it does matter what a person looks like… I’d bet appearance alone is worth 20 points at the polls.

I could write a book about some of the idiotic things I heard while standing in line to vote, but it once again suggests to me the average voter is so incredibly misinformed or simply uninformed that it calls into question the basic idea of democracy. Allowing the people the right to make their voice heard makes sense until you realize so many people are idiots.

#22 l3wis on 11.03.10 at 7:50 pm

There was a book written a few years back, and I wish I could remember the name, but it was about how taller, more attractive people get promoted faster and more often then their shorter, uglier counterparts who work just as hard. I know I have been discriminated for my ‘stout appearance’ but I really don’t care. If Shawn Tornow can get elected, I have a chance.

#23 Oh So Not You on 05.12.11 at 8:14 pm

People should NOT vote for people based on their apperance!!! Stephanie would know what to do and would make the best decisions!!!