The Republican spin machine has to make stuff up about Matt Varilek to distract voters from talking about Rep. Kristi Noem's rotten record. Democrats can simply respond by pointing to a real empty chair...
...Congresswoman Noem's far too frequently empty chair in House Agriculture Committee meetings.
...or how about Kristi's empty chair at yesterday's State Fair candidates' debate:
I know it's an easy mistake to make, but that's not Clint Eastwood at the mic. That's Matt Varilek, your next Congressman. We Dems don't need celebrities and rodeo princesses to tell us what's good for South Dakota. We need real intelligent leaders who show up to work.
Update 09:17 MDT... tangentially related: Obama advisor David Plouffe says on ABC this morning, "We're all Clint Eastwood fans here in the Obama campaign."