Last updated on 2011.08.11
Hey, South Dakota conservatives! Unhappy with Congresswoman Kristi Noem and her boss, Speaker John Boehner, over the really rotten and arguably unconstitutional debt deal they rushed through Congress this week? Here's your chance to give both Noem and Boehner a piece of your mind!
On Thursday, August 18, Reps. Noem and Boehner will be fetid—oops, sorry: fÃªted—at a breakfast reception in Sioux Falls. According to the invitation, just show up at the Minnehaha Country Club that morning at 8 a.m., hand the shiny happy people at the door $500, and you can come in, get your picture taken, and chat with your leaders about priorities that matter to real Americans. (Note that Kristi's people, ever so considerate of real Americans' difficulties with math, multiply 500 and 2 for you and point out that couples get in for $1000.)
Of course, if $500 is out of your price range, you can come just for breakfast and polite applause at 8:30 a.m. That will only cost you $250... or $500 per couple.
Or you can just stake out the country club entrance on Kiwanis with your five-dollar picket sign and hope for some airtime on KELO.
So of all the events our Congresswoman could have announced for her summer recess, her big chance to reconnect with us regular folks, the very first in-person event she announces is breakfast with the rich power elites of Sioux Falls. It's not cocktails at Laguna Beach, but her eagerness for this country club breakfast speaks volumes about Kristi's new priorities.
Update 2011.08.11 13:02 CDT: That Sioux Falls paper notices the Boehner-Noem country-club breakfast. Politico notes that Boehner will swing through Minnesota the day before for fellow GOP loonball Michele Bachmann.