Let me guess: someone made Pat Powers webmaster?
A couple weeks ago, Republican blogger Pat Powers snarked on the South Dakota Democratic Party for not being sufficiently active on their official website.
The proper response from Democrats this evening is, "At least we Democrats have a website."
Cue Tony Post cocking an eyebrow over his Starbucks. Cue fingers flicking across keys. Cue simultaneous creamy brown splash on screen and cell phone ringing.
Try punching in the South Dakota Republican Party's last known online address, southdakotagop.com. As I post at 17:45 MST, here's what you get:
Oops. That's not right. All those nice links we had to the SDGOP's platform and staff and contact info—poof! up for bid on NameJet.com.
Maybe Pat Powers is just spoofing us all again. Or maybe new SDGOP chair and infamous adman Craig Lawrence decided to go bid up Bob Newland or joker Derek Cecil to get the party's hands on the snappier sdgop.com. Or maybe the GOP got sick of Stace Nelson and other Mugwumps crawling all over their platform online and decided to direct all platform inquiries in person to Russ Olson, who will mutter something about jobs and corporate welfare.
But as of this moment, southdakotagop.com is on the market, and the South Dakota Republican Party has no Googlable online home.