After a discussion earlier today, Jeff sent me this;
I am writing to let you know that I was among those recommending that Governor-Elect Noem plan to select Rhonda Milstead to replace Deb Peters who is quitting before taking office. I am disappointed that the Party in power continues to use that sleight of hand method to protect their domination in Pierre.
Allow me to say that I know Rhonda. We have rented her restaurant for Democratic events. I have eaten there for lunch with groups of Democrats. And, of course I work with her husband, Mike Milstead, our Minnehaha County Sheriff. She is the best Republican choice for this county and it is my job to do what is best for this county.
We can certainly find fault in things she may have said in the past but as has been said,”Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.”
I think Jeff said it best to me, Noem was going to appoint a Republican anyway, it might as well be a decent one.