Because she can't get anything done in Congress, Rep. Kristi Noem will go stand outside of Congress and shout for a Farm Bill today.
South Dakota's lone Congresswoman could have used her eagerly-sought but now frequently vacant seat on the House Agriculture Committee to press for a passable Farm Bill that meets South Dakota's needs. She could have used her vaunted position as freshman liaison to the House GOP leadership to challenge urban apathy and demand faster action. She could have told Speaker Boehner that if the House can vote 33 times to repeal ObamaCare, it can make time for one vote on the Farm Bill. She could have worked the halls lining up support for a discharge petition to speed things up.
But today she'll go stand in the shimmery light of the Capitol Reflecting Pool and smile for the cameras, which will broadcast her public demonstration live on FarmBillNow.com, starting at 10 a.m. Central, 9 a.m. Mountain.
At least Kristi has figured out her strength. But while she plays showhorse, maybe it's time to elect a workhorse who can get things doneÂ in the Capitol.