Forget the Kristi Noem path to victory; Annette Bosworth-Haber is now following the Gordon Howie path to fourth place by failing pay her property taxes:

clip Minnehaha County delinquent property tax notices, from that Sioux Falls paper, 2013.12.09

clip Minnehaha County delinquent property tax notices, from that Sioux Falls paper, 2013.12.09

The above clip appeared in Monday's Sioux Falls paper, informing us that the Senate candidate owes Minnehaha County $3,202.50 in property taxes on two plots in Hartford. Perhaps those two lots are the properties that Bosworth lost when Cortrust Bank (double irony that an entity with that name puts the screws to Bosworth) foreclosed on them the day after she leaked her candidacy.

Boy, if I were $3K in dutch to the county, I wouldn't be trying to buy a plane ticket to the Philippines. I'd be putting in extra hours at the office to pay my delinquent taxes.

So Bosworth tricks people into buying tickets for raffles that don't happen. She doesn't pay her employees. And now she cheats her fellow taxpayers by not paying her property taxes.

Even Pat Powers appears to have realized that backing Bosworth won't pay off, as he finally ends his Bosworth fluff-fest and links to Washington pundit Stuart Rothenberg's declaration of Bosworth's political cluelessness.

Bosworth is still pretending to campaign, taking her medicine show to Cubby's in Brookings on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Brookings friends, bring your cameras. Ask her when... no, nix that. Annette needs an intervention. Demand that she pay her bills. Demand that she quit pretending, quit cheating, and go back to work to earn the honest money her kids need her to make to pay the bills and keep a roof over their heads.

Gordon Howie gives Annette Bosworth bad tax advice, 2013.07.05

"Taxes are tyranny, Annette! Don't pay 'em!"