Senator Tom Nelson (R-31/Lead) is a co-sponsor of HB 1261, recklessly radical Rep. Brian Liss's (R-13/Sioux Falls) attempt to pretend he's Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and get some Koch Brothers' money. Yesterday's District 31 crackerbarrel in Spearfish happened before Nelson's colleague Senator Stan Adelstein (R-32/Rapid City) came to his senses and remembered that public employees have a right to collective bargaining.

Senator Nelson avoided the well-deserved boos Rep. Liss got in Sioux Falls by dancing around the issue, saying his sponsoring a bill doesn't mean he'll vote for it, that it's a discussion worth having...

...yadda yadda yadda. Get with the program, Senator Nelson. Reps. Turbiville and Romkema just say no, they won't support HB 1261. It's a bad idea, another effort by the misguided Rep. Liss to play Tea Party hack in Pierre.