NOEM continues to ignore the request to repay the city

Is this a portrait of Harry and Meghan or Bryon and Kristi? Well the Republicans have made a habit of turning Pierre into their own little Kingdom.

The only thing Kristi has publicly said about repaying the city for her private fundraiser security detail is she ‘appreciates the generosity of Sioux Falls’. Awwww, that makes me feel so much better about giving you $20K for your private fundraiser that you pulled in $500K on.

Ironically, Kristi’s silence is funny since a majority of Republicans, some who even supported Trump and Kristi have said the right thing to do is pay back the city, even if the SFPD was Federally mandated to provide security to the President.

I do know that Councilor Stehly has had a followup call to the Noem ‘team’ and they gave her the runaround on it. I think they are hoping this just goes away quietly in the night. Notice SD’s #1 Political Blog (LOL) hasn’t said a peep about it. Usually he would be carrying on and bashing the RINOs in the party like Stehly (which he has taken the liberty to do several times) yet he is mysteriously silent about the issue. “Yes Master Kristi, I won’t say nuthin’ I will be as quiet as a church mouse.”

Maybe Kristi can hire Donald Ross to paint her Royal Portrait.


#1 Ljl on 12.18.18 at 11:05 am

I chuckled at that one.

#2 Scott D Hudson on 12.18.18 at 11:10 am

Reading Teresa’s FB posts about this issue it’s insane to me how some people refuse to set aside their political party of choice to do the right thing. Noem owes the city this money regardless of which side of the fence she’s on. If Trump had appeared at a public event while he was here (like other past Presidents who visited) it’s a different thing. He didn’t. He flew in, made Noem a lot of money, and hit the road.

#3 Alan Davis on 12.18.18 at 11:20 am


#4 l3wis on 12.18.18 at 2:05 pm

Mr. Davis, while you make a valid point, I can’t dig up a time when a sitting president came to visit Sioux Falls and ONLY did a private fundraiser while we provided security. If you can find it, more power to you.

#5 Conservative Here on 12.18.18 at 2:57 pm

She should pay it back and I am a republican (reluctantly). These are issues I wish both sides would get behind and demand accountability. This is why I don’t understand why most Americans are not conservatives (forget part). Govt sucks and the less we have the better. I have NEVER met a Liberal, Libertarian, or Conservative who trusts the govt, so why would we vote for more of what is clearly broken. Oh well,, she needs to pay it back and why make a big spectacle of 22k that can easily be plucked from a number of Rep war chests, come on

#6 Taco Bar on 12.18.18 at 5:17 pm

That’s a great picture of governor-elect Bryon and his wife, Kristi.

And I heard, too, that the Trump inaugural committee is missing $ 40 million….. So maybe Trump can help Noem with the $ 29000 owed to Sioux Falls….(?)

#7 Jimmy on 12.18.18 at 9:21 pm

Conservatives only care about spending when it is a Democrat causing the expense. And the #1 Blog is nothing more than a paid advertisement ran by a shill whose positions can be bought and paid for. The last time Pat Powers had an original thought, he was making a disgrace out of the SOS office in SD.

#8 Get a Hobby on 12.19.18 at 6:33 am

Did the Clinton campaign pay the city for Bill’s private fundraising tour? Plenty of overtime was spent that day too. Maybe the United Way should repay the time spent by City employees for the time spent on the forced fundraiser.

#9 l3wis on 12.19.18 at 9:32 am

As I pointed out above, if you can show me evidence of a sitting or past president who ONLY came to town for a private fundraiser and the SFPD supplied security FREE OF CHARGE, please do. Otherwise this is setting a very dangerous precedent where a candidate for governor can use public resources without repayment.

#10 Bruce on 12.19.18 at 11:28 am

#8 Get a Hobby, as a media person who attended and recorded several 2016 political events in Sioux Falls, I do not remember a “private” trip by Bill Clinton. I do know he was here and had a public event followed by a private event. If you know of another one please let us know.

#11 Warren Phear on 12.19.18 at 12:50 pm

I for one would never donate a dime to kristi. the trump clown car was in SF for 2.5 hours. The orange guy talked about himself for 30 minutes. The last 3 minutes he finally mentioned kristi. The last 30 seconds he invited kristi onto the stage. Then puuufff…gone. Matt P. You paid big bucks for this spectacle. Did I miss anything?

#12 Taco Bar on 12.21.18 at 11:31 pm

************ Non Germane Warning *************

Will the government shutdown mean that CBS News will not have access to radar to track Santa and his raindeer on the Christmas Eve Evening News show?…. If so, “Thanks alot Trump;” but at least KELO might then have more time to talk about a future snow storm that they are painfully and obviously hoping and waiting for…..

#13 Taco Bar on 12.23.18 at 9:06 am


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