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Hickey: State Investigating Bosworth; Action Coming?

Rep. Steve Hickey's remarkable press release carries a full blog cycle's worth of news. Consider this statement from paragraph 2 of this morning's statement:

Sometimes state government doesn't move fast enough or there are legal technicalities that prevent something from being rectified satisfactorily. This was certainly the case with my legal challenge of the nominating petitions last month of US Senate candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth-Haber. The result of my attempt to get an official ruling was a disappointment to many constituents, and citizens statewide. However, it is my understanding that matter and other related matters have reached another level of state investigation, which perhaps will bring a better outcome so the integrity of our political and election process stays corruption-free and fair for all [link mine; Rep. Steve Hickey, press release, 2014.05.05].

Another level of state investigation... remember Attorney General Jackley's statement on April 5 that he would be talking with his Division of Criminal Investigation about the concerns I raised about false circulators' oaths in my petition challenge affidavit of April 1? Could it be that DCI has followed up on the incontrovertible proof that Annette Bosworth and her husband Chad Haber committed perjury to get Bosworth on the ballot? If so, what action will we see, and how soon?

Update 12:25 CDT: GOP spinster Pat Powers, who has a long and embarrassing history of cheering, covering, and lying for Bosworth, says Rep. Hickey's statement is nothing new, just a "ratcheting up of the rhetoric." KELO-AM conservative talker Greg Belfrage, who has called Bosworth on her question ducking, erratic behavior, and train-wreck campaign video, says the Hickey statement and Batiz letter are bombshells.

Update 12:35 CDT: That Rep. Hickey will be on that Sioux Falls paper's 100 Eyes program this afternoon at 3 p.m. Central. The live chat is open now to submit questions. The program was originally slated to discuss Rep. Hickey's nationally bruited commentary on anal sex. I suspect the editors will open the floor to questions about Annette Bosworth and Chad Haber giving people the shaft.


  1. Steve Huff 2014.05.05

    Just Rep. Hickey being anal... again. Happy Cinco De Mayo folks.

  2. David Newquist 2014.05.05

    Next to the South Dakota legal code which permits and sometimes mandates secrecy, as in foster care investigations, boards of professional examiners which are to insure that professional services offered to the people are honest and competent, is a maze of twists and turns that permit those such as Bosworth to operate. Hickey calls for the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners to investigate Bosworth on the professional level, but sometimes these boards are more concerned about what might bring discredit to their profession than in correcting deficiencies of professional competence and practice. They did reprimand Bosworth for hiring a non-licensed physician's assistant and recognized that she operated with psychiatric problems, but their actions clearly did not restrain her from doing serious harm and damage to people she employed. Hickey raises the question of what she may or may not have done to patients.
    In the case of teachers, the Commission on Professional Standards and Practices is conceived of as a punitive organization. Its membership does not include one teacher who knows and understands the application of standards and practices. However, in the case of other professions, the make up of the boards is designed to suppress any information that might reflect negatively on the profession and, consequently, the state.
    At times I think the only salvation for South Dakota's crooked designs regarding public information and public integrity would be the imposition of martial law . The state is by design not equipped to provide competence and integrity to the people.

  3. Ellee Spawn 2014.05.05

    Mr. Huff, sir.... I was waiting for it... thank you for not disappointing. *smirk*

  4. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.05

    Interesting difference in the disciplinary boards for teachers and doctors, David! Given the level of public, documented malfeasance committed by Bosworth (getting patients to engage in political activities for them? Wow: imagine if I ran for office and had a fundraiser at a current student's house), I would like to believe the SDBMOE would reach the point where they decide that kicking her out of the profession better protects their reputations than covering for her.

  5. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.05

    I turn from the anal to the cultural and Constitutional: I suspect Chad and Annette will most certainly be celebrating the Fifth today.

  6. larry kurtz 2014.05.05

    pleading the fifth more like it.

  7. Danno 2014.05.05

    Sharing a 5th is more likely.....

  8. Bree S. 2014.05.05

    This allows her to continue to be a distraction, benefiting Rounds.

  9. Bree S. 2014.05.05

    It's much more train wreck interesting to the public for a current U.S. Senate candidate to be investigated, rather than one who was thrown off the ballot.

  10. Bree S. 2014.05.05

    Used to be Dick Wadhams would just cuss to distract. Now he needs felony investigations. Lol.

  11. Tara Volesky 2014.05.05

    I wish Pastor Hickey would speak out on the EB-5 Scandal and the Chinese law suit against the State of SD. Also what about Rounds and Daugaard being against the ACA before they were for it. Instead of addressing gay sex, the Pastor should be addressing sexual molestation with children, and child abuse which has become an epidemic in SD.

  12. Jenny 2014.05.05

    None of us understand Pastor Hickey. He'll die in 3-5 years if he doesn't get a much needed lung transplant and he's focused on homosexuality?
    Human sex trafficking of young girls is also increasing in the midwest, Tara. So many more issues that are actually important and he's on a gay sex mission instead.

  13. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.05

    Tara, Bosworth has committed crimes. She warrants discussion.

    But I'll offer you some editorial leeway to take yet another post off topic. To what Chinese lawsuit against the state of South Dakota do you refer? Are you referring to the lawsuit not against the state but against Bollen and SDRC by Zou and Henry Global, the lawsuit settled in 2012? Or is there another lawsuit pending? Documents? Testimony?

  14. Roger Cornelius 2014.05.05

    "Hick"ey and I have been in tug of war on his recent anal sex obsession, so much so he has blocked me from his Twitter and Facebook accounts.
    Today, I find myself in full agreement and support of his Bosworth press release and hope it gets the attention it deserves. His press release and the letter from Ms. Batiz are insightful to the contradictory thinking and the criminal mind of Dr. Bosworth and her husband.
    Her campaign activities are reaching a level of a RICO investigation given her deception and fund raising activities on the internet.
    In fact, her whole life seems to be a deception and a mouthful of contradictions, lies, and scams.

  15. Joe K 2014.05.05

    This is an interesting line Montgomery had in his article today-

    "I have not had a chance to fully review it yet," Jackley said. "I anticipate providing a public release on it, but probably not today... perhaps as early as tomorrow morning."

    Is this the beginning of the end? Or, will it all be swept under rug? As PP likes to say, Stay tuned!

  16. grudznick 2014.05.05

    Hickey's all over the young Dr. Bos like hobos on a food line.

    His attention to her activities just may cause her some grief. Dr. Bos, would you have your husband, that Mr. Haber fellow, do a blogging movie like your daily ones so we can all hear him give a speech?

  17. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.05

    Heck, Jenny, we're all going to die. Life is too short for lots of things, but we all our fights and swing our swords.

    Roger, this is another example of how at any moment, someone we might be tempted to call an enemy can turn into an ally. We are far from finding common ground with Hickey on homosexuality. That should not stop us from welcoming his effort to give voice to people who have been cheated and intimidated by Chad and Annette.

  18. Roger Cornelius 2014.05.05

    Haber doing a blog, really? What would that accomplish? Anyway, Bosworth doesn't allow a free discussion of ideas or criticism and will ban you if you don't agree with her and Chad.
    I think she has a full time staff member that does nothing but delete comments and unfriend critics.
    Cory, you're right about Hickey. I understand that he has to play to his base occasionally because that is politicians do. His choices on issues for public discussion are often poorly chosen and seem to contradict some of his more logical thinking.
    Hickey's stance on all the aspects of the Bosworth campaign, the death penalty, and on Native Americans have given him credibility with me and won my respect. When he goes off on not only an unnecessary tangent about homosexuality, but one he or no else can change, I have to look at his motives and what is to be gained from those attacks.

  19. SDBlue 2014.05.05

    The wheels of justice sure do turn slowly in South Dakota. I will never understand why Chad and Annette are not in handcuffs at this very moment.

  20. Barry Smith 2014.05.05

    I watched the 100 eyes interview today and was struck by a couple of things. First it seemed that Rep. Hickey was arguing against homosexuality and not gay marriage. His implication was that anyone with these inclinations should just remain celibate, but even the Apostle Paul knew that something like that was unrealistic. Second he spouted off some statistic that claimed that 80% of married men are monogamous and faithful to their wives, while only 15% of gay men are faithful to their partners. This struck me as an argument for gay marriage, after all how many heterosexual men would remain monogamous if by law they were not allowed to marry.

  21. grudznick 2014.05.05

    There's a lot of MSG in gravy, lar. Gravy's good for what ails ya. Mr. Hickey probably needs more gravy and less time with Dr. Bos. I'm just sayin...

  22. larry kurtz 2014.05.05

    butt sex seems oxymoronic kinda like compassionate conservatism: huh, grud?

  23. Roger Cornelius 2014.05.06

    I promise I'll behave myself if you promise not to tell about my Limbaugh admiration. Deal?
    Just took a gander at the press release blog where "his honor" called me a "fool" for pointing out his lack of courage in not posting Ms Batik's letter as part of Hickey's press release. Now my heart is broken, "his honor' is calling me names and Deb is pissed at me. Bad day!

  24. Roger Cornelius 2014.05.06

    Larry, you best be careful in talking butt sex and Rev. Hickey, you'll make him "sore" again.

  25. Deb Geelsdottir 2014.05.06

    Deal, Roger.

    (I don't have anything more to say but my comment wouldn't publish. It said my comment was too short. So I'll see if this works.)

  26. Roger Cornelius 2014.05.06

    Every time Hickey opens his mouth about gay sex, "fecal" matter falls out.

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