Democrat and US Attorney for South Dakota, Brendan Johnson has vacated a position on the Native American Issues Council while his father, Senator Tim Johnson sits on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. The elder Johnson is a Democrat, too; he a respected lawmaker, an awesome fundraiser and represents the somewhat-closeted moderate voice in Congress.
When Attorney General Eric Holder came to South Dakota for a tribal summit and was snubbed by both governors and their party, the handwriting appeared on the wall.
Earth hater Senator John Thune is an automaton who votes against legal protections for Native women. He will be vulnerable to Brendan Johnson, if Mr. Johnson chooses to run in that contest rather than the Senate seat now held by Dad, after the junior Johnson defeats current placeholder Rep.
It’s only a matter of moments until the feds crawl into the colon of this red state with microscopes then subpoena the players: suffice it to say that SDGOP is destined for a lousy couple of years.
Those developments project former US Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin to run for governor. Long overdue from this roost.
One glitch in my premise is that South Dakotans tend not to vote for losers more than once: if SHS is to assume the mantle she may have to defeat the inept Noem to regain the respect she forfeited when she lost to a mere show horse. And...why any Democrat would want to live in Pierre Fucking South Dakota escapes this interested party.
Hardly surprising is that the younger Johnson is starting to sound like a candidate as evidenced in an interview with a local teevee station:
Brendan Johnson: "Well, I am limited in what I can tell you. A big part of my concern when it comes to agro-terrorism is that in South Dakota we would have a foreign virus intentionally ....for example... introduced into a feed lot." What he does say is that it wouldn't take very many head of cattle to get sick...to shut down the entire industry.How is what Monsanto and others are doing not committing agro-terrorism?
Time, the avenger.
Nobody is permanent,
Everything is on loan here.
Even your wife and kids,
Could be gone next year.