Ellis writes hilarious column about SD GOP website

I read about this on a couple of blogs last week, but Ellis summed up the hilarity of this site.

Are you a Republican if you enjoy gunning down coyotes from your snowmobile? Does that make you a soldier of the GOP?

Or are you a Republican if you believe that midwives should be licensed to administer births? Or how about if you think employers should be thrown in the hoosegow for hiring “illegal aliens?” Does that make you a Republican?

I am an indy, and lean left, but trust me, the Dems have done things that are just as silly. But trying to claim you have nothing to do with it when the IP is registered to you is a bit of a stretch;

Turns out the site was being hosted by a server linked to Rep. Stace Nelson, the first-term Republican and retired Marine who hasn’t been afraid to challenge his party’s leadership.

Nelson told me he did host the site, but he says he didn’t have a role in creating the content or making the rankings.

Sure. Stace. And Santa Claus is real.



#1 Stace Nelson on 12.05.11 at 9:39 am

Please read my post on the Argus site. Mr. Ellis took some liberty with what I said and the facts.

The decision on the content, and the report, was that of the people who compiled the report, not me.

I was happy to assist as I believe in their right to hold politicians accountable, and in their freedom of speech.

#2 l3wis on 12.05.11 at 7:53 pm

Stace – I would agree that the AL does ‘twist’ things a bit, but the column was also satirical in nature (I know Republicans struggle identifying ‘funny’ so I thought I would point that out.)

I don’t think it is a coincidence that you were rated #1 and you are hosting the site. Why can’t they host it themselves? godaddy.com offers great deals.

You say you are ‘helping out’ but can’t you see room for impropriety? Hey, anybody who would go to a silly website to get political advice would have to be crazy to begin with 🙂

BUT, I think you are STRETCHING the truth a bit on this one, and since I generally don’t trust 99.9% of politicians, and 99.9999% of Republican politicians, you really didn’t change my opinion on the matter.

#3 Scott on 12.05.11 at 8:02 pm

Steve, it’s kind of like believing the Argus’ continuing lie that The Spill Canvas is the area’s best band when the drummer’s daddy is the publisher. lol

#4 l3wis on 12.06.11 at 3:39 am

I thought Kory was the AL’s favorite band?

#5 scott on 12.06.11 at 6:39 am

I think Kory is Kelo’s favorite band.

#6 Scott on 12.06.11 at 6:56 am

Yes, other Scott has it right.