Last updated on 2011.11.27
You just can't string some words together in good conscience:
We are grateful for the leadership and wisdom of Rep. Noem.
Wipe up the milk you just laughed out your nose.
Now, look at the above comment from Tom Buis, CEO of Poet/Broin Ethanol's lobbying group Growth Energy (which promotes "America's Peace Fuel"!), which presented Congresswoman Kristi Noem with an award for promoting ethanol.
Leadership? That suggests Noem has led us toward something. She hasn't led us anywhere. She follows the lead of Speaker Boehner and her GOP bosses.
Wisdom? That suggests a deep understanding well beyond Noem's platitudes.
And an award for promoting ethanol? In what concrete ways has Rep. Noem improved the market or popular support for ethanol compared to specific policies that other South Dakota politicians have implemented? Note that the Congresswoman's own press release fails to enumerate any specific accomplishments. Ever the beauty queen, Noem just smiles and waves and says fluff.
By the way, how does a conservative Republican consistently celebrate promoting a government-subsidized fuel? So much for being queen of the Tea Party....
Somewhat related: In yesterday's failed budget vote, Kristi Noem was not among the 48 conservative Republicans who bolted from the party line and challenged Speaker Boehner's continuing funding measure. Tea Party, have you figured out yet that Kristi isn't your gal?