In a video barely more coherent than Scott Hoy's viral hit and sixteen times longer, Annette Bosworth drifts through her dreamland, asserting that the most valuable thing she has to offer is her story, and that she could get that story across if her dead father-in-law were just here to message it for her.
This video appears to have come from another of husband Chad Haber-Bosworth's world-domination brainstorm sessions:
- Chad: Annette's just like Kristi Noem! How did Kristi Noem win?
- Voice in Chad's head: Put on a plaid shirt and talk like a farm girl?
- Chad: Already did that. How's it working?
- Second voice in Chad's head: That video disappeared. Did you remember to pay those guys?
- Chad: La la la! Haiti! Janklow! Philippines! La la la! Other ideas?
- Voice in Chad's head: Get sympathy by talking about her dead father?
- Chad: Brilliant!
- Second voice in Chad's head: Wait a minute: Annette's dad is still alive.
- Chad: Hmmm....
- Voice in Chad's head: Hey, dummy, your dad is dead!
- Chad: Dead father... dead father-in-law! Close enough! Annette! Bring my camera!
Bosworth and Haber are not running a Senate campaign. They are not performing medical mission work to Haiti or the Philippines. They are composing a screenplay, living a shoddy Lifetime movie in the TV of their minds.
And instead of serving patients, Bosworth is shooting a campaign video in her clinic... with her dog. Don't we have health code against pets in clinics and other health care facilities?
The facility must be designed, constructed, maintained, and operated to minimize the sources and transmission of infectious diseases to residents, patients, personnel, visitors, and the community at large. This requirement shall be accomplished by providing the physical resources, personnel, and technical expertise necessary to ensure good public health practices for institutional sanitation [SDAR 44:04:02:02].
Appended to this rule is SDAR 44:04:02:02.01:
Any pet kept in a nursing facility or adult foster care home may not negatively affect the well-being of residents. The facility or home shall develop policies and procedures regarding the care and training of pets following the recommendations of a local veterinarian. The primary responsibility of care or the supervision of care for any pet shall be assigned to a staff member [SDAR 44:04:02:02.01].
A strict reading of these rules suggests that the state has carved an exception to for the presence of pets in nursing homes but not for other health care facilities like clinics. That exception requires nursing homes to develop clear policies and procedures in cooperation with a local veterinarian. Even if we were generous and extended the nursing-home pet exception to Bosworth's clinic, given Bosworth's seat-of-the-pants management style, it is unlikely she could produce at the request of state health inspectors any compliant, written pet policy.
But as Annette says at the end of her video, she's part of a generation that has never followed the rules. Careful, Annette: I think you're projecting. You and your husband are rather singular in your determination not to let rules or laws or decency stop you from telling your tales.