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Haber Changes RV Story, Declares Self Professional Politician, Indicts Wife

When he wasn't getting everything else wrong, Pat Powers managed to add three useful observations to our favorite political undercard, the fading Chad Haber-Annette Bosworth medicine show:

  1. Powers finds that Haber, in his fake and mostly silent candidacy for attorney general, has rewritten a key part of his family's story. Where his wife found it useful during her fake Senate candidacy to claim that she had to live with her children in an RV in the middle of winter because because the government attacked her, Haber now claims that they sold their two houses to buy medicine for Native American kids.
  2. Powers checks Haber's financial disclosure form and finds that Haber continues to earn no income for his family (which is a more logical explanation for losing houses and living in an RV... but doesn't explain who paid for his three-month sojourn to warm and sunny Haiti with a young female college student while his wife and kids froze in the RV).
  3. Powers also catches Haber providing evidence that his wife should be prosecuted for medical malpractice. Haber says that he paid for his wife to inject 94 Native American children with Vivitrol, an drug that helps drug users fight addiction. No one has studied Vivitrol in children, and the FDA has not approved prescribing Vivitrol to patients under 18.

Wow: so in an alternate universe where Haber is able to keep his story straight and run an honest campaign, it's anyone's guess whom he would arrest first: me, Joop Bollen, or his own wife.

Well done, Pat. It's nice to see you can occasionally uncover some actual news.

Related Viewing: Haber's YouTube channel includes this video of him in Haiti whining about getting lost after failing to find a translator. "A little frustrating, what do you do?" he asks.

Gee, Chad, I don't know, maybe quit being a thick-headed cultural imperialist who thinks everyone should learn English and study the local language before you go?


  1. Roger Cornelius 2014.09.27

    Has Jackley responded to Haber's challenge to a debate?

    Apparently Haber is doing nothing more than sitting back and collecting all the campaign contributions he's so good at getting.

  2. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.09.28

    I have heard no news about any broadcast AG debate.

    It occurs to me that maybe some Indian parents should ahve told Annette Bosworth not to "f*** with my son."

  3. mike from iowa 2014.09.28

    Potty mouth,too? Another sterling candidate attribute. Wonder why she didn't get nomination?

  4. Roger Cornelius 2014.09.28

    Considering the haphazard methods of Dr. Bosworth, I'm wondering if she sought parental permission for these injections of Indian children.

    If what Haber says is true about selling their homes for this service to Indians, we really should consider erecting a statue in his honor.

  5. Rorschach 2014.09.28

    They lost their twin homes in Hartford to foreclosure if I recall. They did raffle off a valuable piece of farmland ostensibly for charity before all of their fraudulent raffles in which they collected money but didn't actually raffle anything. So they gave away big money while they failed to pay their mortgage and their employees. At least Annette kept her Rolex and they got to take their family vacations to Alaska, Haiti and the Philippines. Marty Jackley shouldn't be too worried about this election.

  6. scott 2014.09.28

    jackleg must be a little worried, he's got billboards and signs all over sioux falls. he also filmed a tv spot a week ago, with paid extras.

  7. mike from iowa 2014.09.28

    Roger,get a puddle of bronze,some viagara and let it erect itself.

  8. Roger Cornelius 2014.09.28

    mike from iowa,
    Rest assured I'll have to follow your sage advice. Gee, I wonder what the result will be.

    Am surprised that Jackley is spending any campaign money at all, is Haber making him nervous?

  9. mike from iowa 2014.09.28

    Just knowing there are people like Haber in the world makes me nervous. I hope he doesn't plan on moving to iowa. "Cantaloupe Calves" King is dingbat enough for the entire state of iowa.

  10. tara volesky 2014.09.28

    I hope Jackley is nervous. Look what the SDWC is trying to do to Susan Wismer, accusing her of plagiarism. Susan has integrity and would never purposely do anything against the law. No different than Madville Times accusing Bosworth of perjury and accusing her of intentionally of signing the petitions.

  11. Roger Cornelius 2014.09.28

    Note to Tara:

    The State Attorney Marty Jackley has made the charges against Annette Bosworth, Cory and Madville Times merely call attention to them

  12. tara volesky 2014.09.28

    Good Roger, looks like you are a Marty Jackey fan.

  13. Roger Cornelius 2014.09.28

    That's a pretty wild assumption Tara, Jackley is absolutely corrupt and Haber is absolutely stupid.
    A lot of South Dakotans don't have a choice in the attorney general's race.
    If there is a box for "none of the above", that is the one I check, if there is no box, I don't vote for the office.

  14. JeniW 2014.09.28

    Roger, I am guessing that Jackley is spending a little bit of money because it "looks good" and looks like he is actively campaigning, plus the more votes in numbers he has, the more it looks like voters are approving of him and his actions. It just a game.

    The only positive thing with his campaigning is that someone will be earning a paycheck because he/she/they worked on the billboards.

    I intend to leave that category blank. I do not want to convey the message that I approve of him, or more importantly, his actions.

  15. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.09.28

    Jackley knows the 2014 campaign for his office ended before it started. Jackley is campaigning for 2018.

  16. Roger Cornelius 2014.09.28

    JeniW and Cory,

    You're both right on Jackley, the only real question left is what the Jackley victory margin will be.
    Jackley 99%
    Haber .08%

  17. mike from iowa 2014.09.28

    Ms Volesky it is past time to call the elevator maintenance company. Apparently your manlift is stuck between floors and the belts are slipping. Do you notice the aroma of burning rubber?

  18. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.09.28

    Margin of error says Haber will give Haber as much as 6%. Absence of a Dem could give him double digits. His best way to improve his vote total would be to say absolutely nothing for the next five weeks.

  19. tara volesky 2014.09.28

    Mike, no need to call elevator maintenance. Republicans will rule Again. When the Democrats fight 3rd party and Independents, they will only give the Republicans a free pass to kick @ss. When will the Democrats realize, they can not win going it alone.

  20. Roger Cornelius 2014.09.28


    Why do third party candidates fight Democrats when the odds of them winning an election are usually in the single digits?

    If it your desire to beat South Dakota corrupt Republicans, you should vote Democrat.

  21. tara volesky 2014.09.28

    Roger, can you give me one example where the 3rd party candidates or Independents are fighting the Democrats? What difference does it make if you get single digits or 30 some percent. Show me a person who is happy with 2nd place and I'll show you a person who has never won.

  22. Roger Cornelius 2014.09.28

    Third party candidates may not be fighting with Democrats, but they aren't supporting them either, which translates to non-support for Democrats that may have a better chance of winning.

    There is no such thing as second or third place a political race, there are only winners and losers.

  23. Craig 2014.09.29

    Tara: "Show me a person who is happy with 2nd place and I'll show you a person who has never won."

    Tara have you ever 'competed' against a child? If so, you would know there is more happiness to be derived from losing than there could ever be from being declared the victor.

    As to the viability of a third party candidate, until South Dakota has two viable parties, there is no need to put any weight behind a third. It only serves to divide opposition to the majority. If you had an environment where elections went back and forth between two parties then yes it would be pruduent to support a third party, but in South Dakota that isn't realistic.

    Most of the third party candidates are only running as something other than Republican or Democrat because those parties found someone else more qualified or more electable. You have Libertarians and Independents that had to switch voter registration to even be on the ballot... that tells us this isn't about ideals or a platform - it is about egos.

    If as much time was spent supporting strong electable candidates rather than running to boost a resume or a Wikipedia page, South Dakota might just find itself out from under the foot of one party rule.

  24. tara volesky 2014.09.29

    Running for Senate really means nothing as far as who gets elected. Congress is like a big corporate bank with 2 branches, the Democrat and the Republican branch. The Governors race affects the people of SD. It's the most powerful office of any race in my opinion. Everybody talks about Mike Rounds and EB-5. Who is in charge of our state right now and is covering up this who scandal......Rounds has no power, it's all in the hands of Dennis Daugaard.

  25. tara volesky 2014.09.29

    Craig, Mike Myers is a life long Independent that has no political or corporate ties like the other two candidates. He has not gotten one dollar from a pac or corporation. But people don't research the candidates and are so apathetic. For once we have a candidate that will lower health care costs through cooperatives. He will get rid of common core. SD has someone who will push for agricultural hemp and medical marijuana and who will fight against the pipeline and uranium mining. But you won't vote for him even though you agree with his ideas over Susan Wismer. You would rather lose than vote your conscience. Don't complain when Daugaard wins, you had your chance. Don't blame me, I voted for the candidate who has the interest of the people, not the corporations. Just follow the money.

  26. Craig 2014.09.29

    Tara: "He has not gotten one dollar from a pac or corporation."

    PACs and Corporations put money towards those who they feel will win. Yes some corporations hope to get something in return, but there are many PACs out there that exist for no other reason than to support a candidate who has a strong message and stands up for doing the right thing. The fact Myers hasn't collected a dime from a single PAC isn't something to be proud of, it merely signals that nobody feels he is worth their contribution.

    Tara: "But people don't research the candidates and are so apathetic."

    Some are, but many do research the candidates... and they may find they don't like your guy more than the competition. You may agree with all of his views, but not everyone does. His lack of support may not be due to ignorance alone.

    Tara: "But you won't vote for him even though you agree with his ideas over Susan Wismer."

    I'm glad you're a mind reader and understand what I support, but the truth is Wismer shares many of my ideas and no single candidate respresents all of my views. However, there is more to a candidates than simply the ideas they might have or the positions they hold. If someone is elected but lacks leadership and cannot get anything done, their views are meaningless. If they lack the ability to influence others or if they aren't able to articulate those ideas effectively to gain support it won't matter. In addition to leadership, there is integrity, intelligence, strength, adaptation - many, many other skills which make up a strong candidate. When I vote for a candidate I take all of these things into consideration.

    Tara: "Don't complain when Daugaard wins, you had your chance."

    My chance to what - vote for the guy I KNOW has zero chance in winning and who doesn't represent all of my views? Vote for the guy really hasn't articulated a clear message and doesn't really seem all that interested, and someone who puts his faith in a campaign staff who is woefully unprepared for the job?

    You won't like to hear this Tara, but Daugaard might not be the first choice of many... but he would still be the pick of many long before Myers.

  27. tara volesky 2014.09.29

    That's what I am trying to explain Cory. People must be very happy with status quo and corruption because even the biggest scandal in the history of SD politics won't stop the voters from voting Republican. What does that tell you about the electorate. I will vote my conscience over a winner any day. If Myers was the Democratic nominee, you would be on the band wagon Cory. SD politics is disgusting. I can see why young people leave. Outsiders don't fit in the political box in SD. Bernie Sanders would get run out of SD. lol.

  28. tara volesky 2014.09.29

    That doesn't even make sense Cory, don't vote for a guy that has zero chance of winning? Go tell that to Corrina and Susan.

  29. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.09.29

    Tara knows I have a pathological sympathy for underdogs. But even I can see the difference between an underdog and a loser. That's why I subject Chad Haber to such criticism: his shady past, his crooked dealings, his arrogant disregard for the dignity of others all make him unfit for public office.

    As for Myers, has he shown an ability to build a groundswell of support that would provide him with the political capital necessary to exert real change in Pierre?

    The claim that candidate X has taken no PAC money means nothing until I see the official campaign finance report. If any campaign wishes to send me early documentation of campaign finance receipts and disbursements, I welcome such data and will eagerly share it with the public.

  30. mike from iowa 2014.09.29

    Ms Volesky,do you ever look up?

  31. Roger Cornelius 2014.09.29

    Cory and Craig both make excellent political points, I will add the following to their excellent analysis.

    First impressions matter, the first impressions I got of Myers was his doing push ups.

    The first impression I got of Lora Hubble was of her disjointed press conferences where she was trying to provide evidence on the EB-5 scandal. As far as I can remember she contributed nothing.

  32. Lynn 2014.09.29

    Tara do you really think that if Mike Myers were running as a Democrat things would change and we would all be supporting him? Tara his last performance at the debate in Huron was the worst of many bad performances. He could not finish his thoughts or where he was going on many responses he had and yet he contradicted himself saying he was like a libertarian yet he would take as much federal dollars as he could get? The last part which really surprised me was to giver everyone who had lost their jobs, were unemployed and looking for work a shovel? So instead of preparing to make an impression sending out resumes and beating the street making contacts this person will be doing public works projects or digging ditches?

    Mike is a great guy but his campaign has been absolutely terrible and has been in a self destruction mode in combination with Lora Hubbel. The press doesn't even cover them anymore unless they can figure out something sensational and crazy finding a new low in grabbing their attention.

    I vote the candidate 1st regardless of party but Myers/Hubbel and Haber team are not even a consideration. Is Haber going door to door? Is he traveling the state putting in long hours talking to people and selling himself? Very doubtful! He and Gaddy are probably at some backroom at the med clinic sending out memes and e-mails asking for money while playing video games.

  33. Roger Cornelius 2014.09.29

    Lynn, do you know if Jackley has even acknowledged Haber's candidacy?

  34. Lynn 2014.09.29

    Roger if I were Jackley I wouldn't even acknowledge Chad Haber. Acknowledgment would only give Haber's campaign scheme a little credibility. Marty is campaigning to set himself up for 2018. The press pretty much ignore Haber too and realize he is deflecting questions with answers that make no sense. That campaign is not taken seriously. I'm against Jackley the same as Rounds and the rest of what is toxic in Pierre.

  35. tara volesky 2014.09.29

    Yes Lynn, Mike wasn't prime time at the fair and didn't have a good showing and I am an unorthodox campaign manager that doesn't worry about the establishment or negative remarks. Mike was a pretty sick man and his voice was shot. But all in all, it been a great experience. People are sick of status quo, Mike has been getting very positive responses from the slug on the street. They like having an Independent on the ticket. I totally understand this is the establishment blog for the Democrats and no matter what Myers says or does will not change a die in the wool Democrat. That's OK, that's politics. The Reservations seem to be embracing the candidacy. The Cowboy Indian Alliance gave us tickets to Willie Nelson and Neil Young in which some of the campaign attended. Yes it is an uphill battle, but it's been well worth it. It's easy belonging to a party, it's much harder being an Independent, just ask Larry Pressler. I know Lora Hubbel is much more relaxed hanging out with Independents. Peace.

  36. tara volesky 2014.09.29

    As far as push-ups, he won't even listen to me. He is one tough old Vet who is a rebel.

  37. Kristi 2014.09.29

    Haber is a snake. He's shady and he treats people poorly, and he doesn't even try to cover it up.

  38. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.09.29

    Right on, Kristi. Haber's current "campaign" belongs in quote marks. He and Annette rolled the dice on this trick to tangle up the AG's prosecution of Annette's petition perjury and to exploit the donor mailing lists Annette acquired during her Senate campaign. That's all that's happening here.

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