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Noem Schedules Five Town Halls Jan 30-Feb 1… All During Work Day

Rep. Kristi Noem finally gives GOP bloggers something irreproachably positive to crow about her. After a long series of closed, barely announced events, she's hosting real town halls... and she's giving us more than one day's notice!

Update 16:00 MST: But oh my goodness! In my haste to provide Rep. Noem's schedule, I cut and pasted that schedule as reprinted by the GOP blogger whom Rep. Noem pays to advertise for her, Pat Powers. Mr. Powers takes umbrage at my borrowing (plagiarizing! he cries) his formatting of Rep. Noem's text. To assuage his pain, I thus revert to the text exactly as presented by Rep. Noem herself on her website, with no formatting changes whatsoever. I apologize to Mr. Powers for borrowing whatever value he added to Rep. Noem's web work and remind voters that Noem's well-paid government staff can't even format a simple Web page as well as a couple of amateur bloggers.

WHAT: Aberdeen Town Hall

WHEN: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 / 10:30 a.m. CT

WHERE: Northern State University Student Center / Centennial Room E and F / 1200 South Jay Street / Aberdeen, SD 57401


WHAT: Watertown Town Hall

WHEN: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 / 3:30 p.m. CT

WHERE: Lake Area Technical Institute Student Services Center / 1201 Arrow Avenue / Watertown, SD 57201
WHAT: Sioux Falls Town Hall

WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 2013 / 10:30 a.m. CT

WHERE: Holiday Inn City Centre / 100 West 8th Street / Sioux Falls, SD 57104
WHAT: Mitchell Town Hall

WHEN: Friday, February 1, 2013 / 10:30 a.m. CT

WHERE: Highland Conference Center / 2000 Highland Way / Mitchell, SD 57301


WHAT: Rapid City Town Hall

WHEN: Friday, February 1, 2013 / 2:00 p.m. MT

WHERE: University Center / 4300 Cheyenne Boulevard / Rapid City, SD 57703

Five town halls in one week... that may equal the number of town halls she held all last year. Now let's see if Noem thinks she's met her quota for 2013. Let's also see if she can do us a favor and hold some more town halls in the evening and on the weekend when working folks can get out to see them. (Oh, wait, we can reproach....)

Now that Congresswoman Noem is actually putting some open public interaction on the calendar, Pat Powers can raise the town hall flag and ask why Senator Tim Johnson isn't doing the same. I'll nod to Powers's consistent hypocrisy and agree: Senator Johnson, if Kristi can do it, so can you. More public appearances, from the whole lot of you!


  1. Rorschach 2013.01.25

    Looks like Noem is trying to hit the reset button after a dismal first term filled with a whole lot of nothing. No accomplishments. No showing up for work. No meeting with the public. Maybe she knows people will cut a freshman some slack, but she has to up her game if she wants to avoid a primary in 2014 and a more prominent Democratic opponent. Looking like Snow White and being the snow queen will only get you so far.

  2. mike 2013.01.25

    As Jonathan Ellis wrote in his column during the election she has ice running through her snow queen veins.

  3. Mark 2013.01.25

    I see zip codes are included so people who can't attend can send a letter! How thoughtful! Keep those cards and letters coming!

  4. owen reitzel 2013.01.25

    at least she anounced it in advance. last time was the night before she had it.
    I'll be there in Mitchell.

  5. caheidelberger Post author | 2013.01.25

    Owen, I look forward to your report! I wish I could make the Rapid City event!

  6. owen reitzel 2013.01.25

    I'm taking a conservative friend to keep me under control. lol

  7. Taunia 2013.01.25

    The man who blogged and campaigned on taxpayer time/dime, for which he lost his job, is complaining someone "plagiarized" him. That's rich.

  8. Jana 2013.01.25

    Have fun Owen!

    So many good questions to ask our part time Representative...but where do you start?

  9. owen reitzel 2013.01.26

    Thanks Jana. should be fun and yes many questions

  10. Jana 2013.01.26

    After you get the canned platitude answer, surprise her with a follow up question that gets to the heart of the issue.

  11. caheidelberger Post author | 2013.01.26

    Better make sure you bring a friend to ask the follow-up question!

  12. owen reitzel 2013.01.27

    Thanks Jana. I'll have 2 questions. ones that she and Thune have never answered. 1) what spending cuts do you want? and what doyou want to replace Obamacare with?

  13. caheidelberger Post author | 2013.01.28

    Owen, if you get a third question, ask Noem to explain why she has scaled back her jobs claim for Keystone XL from 130,000 to 20,000.

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