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Is Herseth Sandlin headed for Washington?

When Stephanie was appointed as Augie’s President the first words out of my mouth were, “This is temporary.” And my prediction may be correct.

I don’t think Stephanie is headed for a job as a Fed in the state or as a judge, I think she is moving to Washington to work at the DOJ. What that appointment may be is still up in the air, but I don’t expect her to stay here.

I guess we will know more over the next couple of days or weeks, but as George Bailey famously said, “I’m shakin’ the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I’m gonna see the world.”

Sioux Falls and South Dakota is way too small for Steffy.

Flashback 2004

Totally forgot I did this toon from 2004 of Larry losing the primary to SHS. It was an upset, big time.


Janklow was convicted of manslaughter in a motor vehicle accident, and resigned his seat, effective January 20, 2004, triggering a special election. Herseth Sandlin was selected as the Democratic nominee, and on June 1, 2004 beat Republican candidate Larry Diedrich with 51 percent of the vote. The victory gave South Dakota its first all-Democratic congressional delegation since 1937, with Senators Tom Daschle and Tim Johnson both Democrats.

In the regularly scheduled election in November 2004, Herseth beat Diedrich with 53.4 percent of the vote. The vote margin in June was about 3,000 votes, but by the November election – which included a hard-fought contest for the Senate seat held by Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle – it had grown to more than 29,000. Both the 2004 special and general elections were close compared to many other House races in the rest of the United States, and garnered national attention.

Did Herseth-Sandlin have to leave Raven Industries?

From Princess to President

SHS going to Augustana may explain why we haven’t seen much of her in the public eye helping to save what little is left of the SD Democratic Party. I know behind the scenes she has done some fund raising, but that is about it.

As for leaving Raven, I’m not saying SHS was fired, or asked to resign, highly unlikely. I just find it a bit odd that you would take almost a 50% pay cut to take on a higher profile job.

Could it be that SHS saw the writing on the wall with Raven not doing as well as they were when she got on board? That, and the fact being a University President is a pretty good gig, even if a pay cut was involved. Not sure, but it is quite a transition from Congress person to corporate attorney to university president, just saying.

And then there is the question about Pam Homan. Was she angling for the job?

Voters realized they didn’t pick the lesser of two evils in the congressional race

Oh shit! I have to run against Steffy again?!

Had to chuckle;

In a following question, NBP asked South Dakotans whom they would vote for “today” in an election between incumbent Noem and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin.  Herseth Sandlin, who was narrowly defeated by Noem (48% to 46%) in the 2010 general election, wins handily today, with 58% support to Noem’s 37%. 5% are undecided.

Of course it didn’t take the Dems long to jump all over this;

“Voters don’t have a case of buyer’s remorse,” says Ben Nesselhuf, Chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party. “They have a full blown case of buyer’s depression.”

I voted for Thomas Marking and got accused last night of ‘throwing’ the election for SHS by a former SD politico. I won’t name names, but I did tell him that he was wrong. I told him that most people who supported Marking were libertarian and conservative in nature and would have more likely voted for Noem.

Besides, if Steffy was such a great congressperson she should have been able to squeak by Noem easily. Steffy, think big hair and hoop earrings.

Lying vs. Negativity

KSFY did a great piece about the Noem campaign’s constant lying vs. Steffy’s (supposed) negativity.

I still don’t think bringing up factual information about Noem’s driving record is negative, and it certainly isn’t false. Claiming your opponent got an ‘F’ rating from the NRA when in fact she was endorsed by them is shameful behavior. But hey, why don’t we talk about bowls of chili instead.

And the winner is . . .

Chili for Votes • Write your own caption

Even an Argus Leader columnist points out Noem’s deceit

Unfortunate? The only thing that would be unfortunate about Noem’s mailing is if it contributes to getting her elected.

This year’s big controversy over hunting, at least so far, involves a mailing the Noem campaign sent out. Herseth Sandlin’s people are not happy. The mailing indicates that Noem has gotten an A rating from the NRA. The mailing contrasts that A rating with a D rating that Herseth Sandlin received from the Gun Owners of America, a group more militant than the NRA when it comes to gun rights. The mailing also links Herseth Sandlin to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and it indicates the speaker got an F rating from the NRA – a distinction of honor in Pelosi’s hometown of San Francisco. By extension, you’re supposed to think, Herseth Sandlin must not be in the good graces of the NRA.

What the ad doesn’t say is that Herseth Sandlin won the NRA’s endorsement. In a story by Roll Call, NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam called it “unfortunate” that Noem’s mailing insinuated Herseth Sandlin didn’t get its coveted endorsement.

Am I missing something here? Besides the weasel behind the camera?

The gutless, anonymous, empty threats, weasel, gun-for-hire at NvsHS calls this video “Democrat Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Chewing Out her Challenger’s Supporter”

I watched this five times and turned the volume up all the way. Didn’t hear what Steffy said to this lady, and in Steffy’s defense the lady is wearing a Noem shirt, so who threw the first punch? Let’s guess.

Nice editing though, weasel.

Guest toon w/The Post

Scott Meyer and Amy Colgan at ThePostSD.com