Mitchell Hair?

NO! Not another constituent trying to talk to me!

I usually don’t post to many things about politician’s personal lives unless it has something to do with the job they are doing. This next bit really has NOTHING to do with Donita (Noem) Trump’s job she is doing (well kind of) but a little bird told me today that when Noem makes a hair appointment at her salon (not in Mitchell, or Castlewood or Pierre – Shocker) she has requested her hair get done on ‘off hours’ either right before they open or right after they close.

The reason?

Well she used to get her hair done regular hours, with a regular appointment, with the rest of us poor slobs (I don’t make an appointment, I just show, because my barber is really cool). Actually Kristi goes to a very nice salon, and probably doesn’t run into many slobs.

I guess she changed her appointment schedule because she got tired of talking to folks (about politics) in the lobby while waiting during regular hours.

No surprise, Donita thinks God appointed her governor anyway, not the people. I apologize to the salon if you lose her as a customer after this post (even though I think you are secretly thanking me). I’m sure she will find some poor slob in Pierre to cut her hair after hours . . . do they even have hair salons in Pierre?


#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 02.03.19 at 9:28 pm

She’s like Elvis, doing public things before or after hours; while Janklow as governor willingly had his landline number in the local Pierre phonebook, however….. But then again, BJ was more like Buddy Holly with his penny loafers, hair, and glasses, wasn’t he?

#2 D@ily Spin on 02.04.19 at 8:16 am

I can understand. A hair cut is a private time. It’s like don’t talk about politics or religion at a bar. My opinion, take it a little easy on her. She’s the State’s first woman governor. I know, shouldn’t matter. However, historically, I’d like to see her term as precedent.

#3 l3wis on 02.04.19 at 9:31 am

I lost what little respect I had for her when she chose to sign the concealed carry bill. Complete insanity.

#4 Michael L. Wyland on 02.04.19 at 10:29 am

I once worked for a US Congressman who represented the Northern Virginia suburbs. At that time, he was a nice guy in his 40s who was also something of an introvert with a mild speech impediment. I know, something of a contradiction! He went “home” to his district every day, and many of his constituents were federal or military employees or retirees, not to mention lobbyists and government contractors. His line was “I can’t buy a pack of Chicklets without a constituent wanting to bend my ear about something.” He found it inconvenient, but he also knew it was part of doing his job and he adapted to it.

It doesn’t matter who you are or what job you do, there are times when you’re entitled to your own private space. We all need respite to perform more effectively when we’re “on duty.” One bright line distinction – if someone is obviously “off duty” and accompanying their minor children, respect the kids and their change to hang with mom and/or dad.

#5 Matt Staab on 02.04.19 at 10:34 am

I gained respect for her when she signed concealed carry. Getting her hair done after hours, I am ok with that, it’s between her and the person doing her hair. I think we have bigger things to worry about…

#6 l3wis on 02.04.19 at 10:44 am

I would totally understand if people were trying to talk to her while she was in the chair, that would be uncalled for. But sitting in the lobby having a casual conversation with another person who is also waiting, isn’t some big inconvenience. It seems we always want to put our politicians on a throne like they are monarchy, they are not. This is a republic in which they represent us. If she doesn’t have the time to talk to a few nice ladies in the lobby of a hair salon, she really needs to look at her job description.

#7 C on 02.04.19 at 10:52 am

At least she didn’t stop a Major airport from landing planes like Slick Willie did while getting his mop trimmed for $200.00. leave her alone.

#8 matt johnson on 02.04.19 at 12:26 pm

yeah, because when republican politicians go out to get their hair done or have dinner (Sarah Sanders, Mitch McConnel, Ted Cruz and others) they meet such “nice” people that just want to visit with them- you have seen the videos haven’t you? as to concealed carry the majority must want it, or do we no longer live in a democracy?

#9 l3wis on 02.04.19 at 1:33 pm

Kristi is the President now? I must have missed that election cycle.

MJ- Quite the contrary. There were several polls conducted and a large majority (even gun owners) were against constitutional carry. The only reason this passed is because the NRA holds our government hostage. A horrible, evil, corrupt organization.

#10 Conservative Here on 02.04.19 at 2:23 pm

Noem getting private hair appts, this is another non-issue. Who cares and if the business folks want to accommodate her, so be it. Regardless of the job you have, it would get difficult to be bombarded all the time with folks wanting to talk shop ALL the time. Yes she is an elected politician and yes she is not royalty but, I can truly understand wanting to just walk into an Appt, get what you need done and walk out. Must be another slow news day that we are focusing on Hair appts.

I think this level of scrutiny is why many good people hate politics, the people who cover them, gossip about them, and needle to death little items no one cares about. I also believe this is why GOOD people with true intentions of good will dont run for office or try to hold titles in the public eye, comes with too much BS. Scott I would think the Shit Teresa gets on dumb ass things for no reason would resonate a little more with you but, since you are close to her I bet you would not comment on her doing something like this if she did. I am sure she has her quirks as well all do. For the record I do not advocate you dish on any quirk Teresa has that some may not like. Just point out the double standard, reminds of a post a couple months ago that you showed a picture of someone in Local Governments car going on about not buying it locally, who gives a rip.

#11 l3wis on 02.04.19 at 2:38 pm

Oh, the world of difference between Stehly and Noem. Where to begin. Theresa gets beat up constantly, but she chooses to put herself in that Arena (unlike Noem). Trust me, I don’t agree with Theresa on a whole host of things, but guess what, I call her and tell her, and she gladly takes the criticism. Because she knows that is part of the job. If Kristi can’t handle talking to a couple of constituents in a lobby of a salon, how can we trust her to negotiate the ‘big stuff’ in Pierre? This isn’t about her hair, or who cuts it, it is about making yourself accessible to the public. Just this weekend Stehly and fellow councilor Brekke spent Saturday and Sunday talking to citizens at the Flea Market. Could you see Noem doing that? Not in a million years, because she believes God appointed her and not the people. It sure didn’t hurt that her and Billie spent $9.5 million.

#12 scott on 02.04.19 at 2:47 pm

noem seems even more like a deer in the headlights now that she’s governor.

#13 Conservative Here on 02.04.19 at 3:37 pm

Not debating they are different people but, will you bring up something so stupid as Kristi’s hair appts about Teresa. I am sure she has a quirk or two but, my point is very simple, its a non-issue and this kind of needling adds zero value regardless of your political viewpoints. If you have legitimate beefs about her availability, transparency, policies, etc, that is fair game but, caring about what she does on her own time to avoid being bombarded from the public while she get her hair cut seems just dumb.

I will wait patently for you to PUBLICLY call out Teresa on some issue you disagree with her on that is as trivial as Noems hair appointment…waiting…waiting. This is my point, its a stupid item to nit pick.

#14 D@ily Spin on 02.04.19 at 3:57 pm

She’s new. Give her a chance to screw up. I give her credit for having figured Trump out and distancing herself. She signed concealed carry because the legislature wanted it and would have forced it. A similar bill applies for 13 other states. If we carry guns, why can’t we possess less than a few ounces of medicinal weed?

#15 l3wis on 02.04.19 at 4:30 pm

Con, you keep missing the point. I said this wasn’t about her hair, this was about talking to constituents in a casual environment. SD is NOT a big state. She acts like she lives in India and people are literally bugging her non-stop. I highly doubt it. I can call dozens of politicians anytime (legislators, commissioners, councilors ‘past and present’ and even a handful of lobbyists) who not only take my call, but call me for advice on certain topics. Heck, I even have Dusty Johnson’s personal email, and he usually responds to me very quickly. I just think it is very elitist of Noem to make a special request like this.

#16 Conservative Here on 02.04.19 at 4:50 pm

Daily Spin – I agree! I think the best thing in general is to get government out as many items as possible, the usually muck it up.

#17 "Very Stable Genius" on 02.04.19 at 6:48 pm

Conservatism and policy wonk tend not to go hand in hand. That’s because they hate government. Yet, they love the Constitution, the Anthem, and the military, all of which protect government and give it further legitimacy.

Oh, and someone said something about Slick Willy, too:

#18 LJL on 02.04.19 at 7:17 pm

Remember you don’t get personal…Just politics right? Not to mention this silly debate is over something you’ve made up from gossip.

Get a life.

#19 l3wis on 02.04.19 at 8:10 pm

Oh, I have a very good source. Very good.

#20 scott on 02.05.19 at 6:43 am

a co-worker goes to central baptist church in sioux falls. thune goes there when he is in town. church goers are told not to talk politics with him.

#21 The Guy from Guernsey on 02.05.19 at 8:25 am

“Conservatism and policy wonk tend not to go hand in hand.”
LOL chuckle, chuckle.
This is rich coming from someone who fancies to be recognized as a leader of thought among local liberals. But also someone who was unable to navigate the details of tax levy for the school district in which he resides.
A more appropriate maxim:
Liberalism and fiscal accountability tend not to go hand in hand. After all, it isn’t important to know how to count OPM* as it flows in … ‘cuz there will always be more and more of OPM.

Until there isn’t any more of OPM.

* Other People’s Money

#22 The Guy from Guernsey on 02.05.19 at 8:30 am

I would genuinely be interested to know the habits of previous governors relative to maintaining a well coiffed-mane.
Although the result for his hair was better than this, I wouldn’t be surprised that Daugaard did his own hair with a flowbee.

#23 l3wis on 02.05.19 at 9:03 am

I saw Matt Michaels last year sitting in the lobby where I was servicing my car. There were several people also sitting there, drinking coffee, eating cookies, watching bad TV and reading magazines. Ironically, Matt was sitting at a table by himself, and NO ONE was talking to him. He did glare at me a few times though.

#24 Anonymous on 02.05.19 at 9:13 am

It’s comical to read the comments. Let me offer a working woman’s perspective and maybe that will help clear things up…

Maybe Kristi is concerned she will be criticized for getting her hair done on “state time”. It takes considerably longer to do a woman’s hair than a man’s. It is possible she is trying to do things before or after the “normal” work day so she isn’t criticized for being frivolous.

Or maybe as the governor she doesn’t want to sit in a chair with wet and tin-foiled hair. It’s not the most attractive and somewhat embarrassing look for most of us. Add to that the possibility of someone with a cell phone snapping a photo and putting it all over social media? No thanks.

I realize having a woman governor is going to be difficult for some of you to wrap your heads around. Just chill and realize that things are going to be done a little differently. And try to stay focused on the big picture. This silliness is beneath you.

#25 l3wis on 02.05.19 at 9:43 am

First off, while I go to a Barber, I have been in a salon before. There are private rooms and private areas, and I wouldn’t blame Kristi one bit for asking for a private area while getting her hair done. This was about being bothered in the lobby, NOT in the chair. As for the ‘after hours’ comment so she isn’t on state time. Last I checked, Governor is a 24/7 job, she doesn’t punch a clock. So if she wants to get her hair done at 2 in the afternoon, who cares, I don’t. I also find it a little difficult to believe the after hours appointment so she isn’t on state time, because the salon she goes to is in Sioux Falls, NOT Pierre.

But since you brought up Noem being a woman, so things will be different, here’s a little quote from our Princess governor herself, “There was no boy chores or girl chores, there was just stuff to get done.”

You know, like sitting in a lobby waiting to get a hair cut.

#26 "Very Stable Genius" on 02.05.19 at 11:30 am

Wow, TGfG!

Did I strike a nerve, or what?!

It was the Task Force, not me, that said I would recognize the increase on my taxes. I even showed you the links.

Plus, in all of my comments on that issue, I welcomed “constructive criticism” right from the start on my thoughts. I think such a suggestion is definitely “navigating” with respect to all and not attacking unlike some.

As far as,“Conservatism and policy wonk tend not to go hand in hand.” Well, it’s true, and you know it. Smart conservatives work on Wall Street and Main Street making money. They manipulate public policy, but seldem lead it for the betterment of society as a whole. That’s why I am a liberal and proud of it. I also don’t own a taupe house like you, but I do drive black SUVs (Maybe I am a half wannabee on that one… 😉 )

Peace! My goodness……

#27 l3wis on 02.05.19 at 12:05 pm

If you FF to 1:22 the SFSD does some man splain’n on the topic during the last board meeting, which makes me even more confused.

#28 "Very Stable Genius" on 02.05.19 at 12:10 pm

Here’s something to ponder, too. Why does she care about her hair anyhow, because in almost all of her campaign commercials she was sporting a baseball cap?
….Maybe Rex scolded her, huh?…..

“I’ve got hat hair….Can you help me?”

#29 "Very Stable Genius" on 02.05.19 at 12:23 pm

l3wis, after watching your link, I started to have flashbacks:

#30 LJL on 02.05.19 at 9:34 pm

Imagine if the first female governor was a democrat and someone wrote this same post…SEXISM.

I cant believe I am actually defending this twit governor, but for god sakes what a shitty life you must have Mr. E to take the time to type this drivel out.

Please provide us the vital information of where the gov buys her Kotex. His she heavy or light flow?

#31 LJL on 02.05.19 at 9:42 pm

BTW….”Your very good source” will be most likely be loosing a well paying customer after blabbing to you… well done.

#32 l3wis on 02.05.19 at 9:56 pm

As I have said several times, this isn’t about her hair or as you stated the fact that she bleeds once a month, or the fact she is a woman. This is about being an elitist creep who can’t or won’t talk to citizens sitting in a lobby. When you choose to serve the public there are certain responsibilities you have to endure, apparently Noem isn’t up to them, because she is an elitist.

#33 "Very Stable Genius" on 02.06.19 at 9:53 am

Let us also not forget, that she has had a problem with not obeying traffic laws, too…. And we all know where that got the last governor who had a problem like that, don’t we?..


#34 anominous on 02.06.19 at 11:57 am

Kristi and her blessed statehouse gang don’t want the trans kids to be able to pee in privacy yet she needs extra privacy to do her hair, sure…

#35 Conservative Here on 02.06.19 at 2:49 pm

This may be the best thread I have read on this site in a long time. Very entertaining!

I have been reading for awhile and I would pay good money to see LJL and L3wis debate over a couple beers at a local pub. Heck I will even buy!

#36 l3wis on 02.06.19 at 3:31 pm

For the record, no one from the Salon told me this, not the owner or anyone who works there. I don’t even know what salon it was, but I am sure my source didn’t make this up.

I guess Larry Rhoden jumped Stehly recently over coming after Kristi for the $20K for private security. She told him she would have treated a Democratic Governor in the same way if they did the same thing.

#37 anominous on 02.07.19 at 10:32 am

You’re not alone, Kristi!