Last updated on 2012.05.05
Congresswoman Kristi Noem isn't just going Washington on us; she's going California. Apparently governing is easy enough that Rep. Noem has the time and energy to fly out to Laguna Beach to have cocktails with Gen Next, an exclusive, invitation-only pro-business club. Price of membership: $10,000 a year.
Now if a South Dakota Congresswoman were to spend time hobnobbing with rich Californians with a liberal bent, up would erupt a great hue and cry about our Congresswoman schmoozing with West Coasters instead of focusing on her own constituents. But let those Californians be Orange County Chamber of Commerce types, and everything's fine and dandy, right?
So I wonder how many donors Rep. Noem found for her new PAC at this event?
Update 2011.03.10 10:34 CST: Oh, but Kristi hasn't forgotten her South Dakota roots. She and her Tea Party pals are only charging $15 a pop to have breakfast with her this Saturday in Sioux Falls. Those California high-rollers could have spent $15 on breakfast, $700 on a short-notice plane ticket, and still saved on their $10,000 club membership. Ha ha---who's the rubes now, Laguna Beach?