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Internet Deems Haber for Attorney General Untrustworthy; Mrs. Jackley’s Boots Boffo

Even the Internet doesn't trust Chad Haber:

Untrusted: Haber for Attorney General; screen cap, 2014.09.29
Untrusted: Haber for Attorney General; screen cap, 2014.09.29

The above warning came up this afternoon when I tried to access Haber's fake attorney general campaign website. No truer words could have popped onto my screen.

Meanwhile, Marty Jackley road tests images for his 2018 gubernatorial campaign:

Marty standing in empty courtroom talking to himself—no. Frozen family shot for last ten second of ad—awkward. Angela striding boldly toward the camera in those boots—yes!


  1. larry kurtz 2014.09.29

    Marty living in a turd hole like Pierre for six years? Really?

  2. larry kurtz 2014.09.29

    Pierre is barely tolerable for May, June and October: why would anyone unless an accountant or someone without a deep love for the stench of sausage-making want to live there?

  3. larry kurtz 2014.09.29

    South Dakota should just hire a chief executive to hire people to slog through the layers of effluent caked in the bowels of the state's capital before flushing the whole kit n kaboodle back to Yankton.

  4. larry kurtz 2014.09.29

    I mean really: being sentenced to live in Pierre should be every lawyer's hell.

  5. larry kurtz 2014.09.29

    No wonder Mike Rounds spent South Dakota's Amtrak money on a plane just so he could flee when the voices of hypocrisy started making him feel like Rich Benda.

  6. Taunia 2014.09.29

    Is Angela Jackley an Ann Romney jockey, with a hobby that costs more yearly than most people make?

  7. Roger Cornelius 2014.09.29

    Now, if Jackley would only share the concern for keeping our families safe to keeping taxpayers money safe from the likes of Rounds and cronies.

  8. Roger Cornelius 2014.09.29

    Chad Haber just had a Facebook meme posted to that wants you to share if as a kid you ever drank from a garden hose.

  9. mike from iowa 2014.09.29

    Jackley's got me convinced.

  10. larry kurtz 2014.09.29

    If Wadhams was able to get to Boz to run why could he not hijack the LP convention?

  11. larry kurtz 2014.09.29

    The Arends pep talk is just not that hard to imagine.

  12. larry kurtz 2014.09.29

    And Kevin Schieffer plying Pressler? It's brilliant.

  13. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.09.29

    We still have no hard evidence of any Rounds-plant theory. We still have no scenario under which a Rounds-plant theory sounds more plausible than any of the perfectly plausible is-what-it-is scenarios.

  14. Jessie 2014.09.29

    larry, have you ever lived in Pierre? why do you hate it so? the city of Pierre is not state government Pierre. where the hell do you get off with such talk?

  15. Donald Pay 2014.09.29


    I lived in Pierre for seven years. As with any place, there are good things and bad things. I wouldn't call Pierre a "turd hole" at all.

    I'm more affected by the local environment, than by whatever a-hole may inhabit the Governor's mansion. The Missouri Breaks and the river are such a great natural setting that it makes up for all the Republicans. There is a lot of public land to wander around in.

    In the 1980s there were still lots of Democrats, holdovers from the Kneip years, who formed a sizable minority. I'm not sure how many of those folks are left. A lot of the Republicans were the more thoughtful kind, and the state bureaucracy had not totally bought into the Janklow dictatorship. And on many local issues, there was considerable crossover.

    But whatever the politics, people had to get along in the community. You made surprising friendships at the parks and playgrounds with folks you might politically disagree with. My daughter played with Dusty Johnson's siblings.

    One thing I liked was that if anything was going to get done, you had to do it yourself. There was an active community theatre group and a municipal band. And I had lots of Republicans in the food buying club I headed up. All sorts of folks like good, nutritious natural foods.

    The schools are excellent. On the other hand, it can be quite difficult for some kids to grow up in Pierre. For an interesting take on growing up "alternative" in Pierre, read Josh Garrett-Davis' book "Ghost Dances."

  16. larry kurtz 2014.09.29

    Keep it up, people: maybe something will change.

  17. Jenny 2014.09.29

    Sure, Pierre is nice enough if you're white and republican. Racism is alive and well, although most people there would deny it. It's really a lonely place to live for a lot of people, especially if you're not deeply rooted there or have nothing to do with state govt. A very desolate place with rugged, beautiful land if you're into fishing and hunting. I would never dream of going back to live there, the desolation is not for me.

  18. Roger Cornelius 2014.09.29

    I always doubt these stories about political plants for a couple of reasons.
    One is that they are extremely hard to prove, do you have definitive proof of a race where this has happened.
    Another one is the egos of politicians, regardless of their finances or polling they feel they can win.
    In Mike Rounds' case, when he announced his intentions to run his polling numbers were extremely high, even up to including the primary
    At that point, why would Rounds' want to deflate his numbers having other Republicans run?

  19. Deb Geelsdottir 2014.09.29

    I used to play a lot of softball tournaments in Pierre. It was fun.

  20. Deb Geelsdottir 2014.09.30

    On the Haber site:

    Seriously folks. Isn't that just hilarious?!

  21. larry kurtz 2014.09.30

    Why anyone associated with this blog would fill in the oval or pull the lever for Marty Jackley is positively necromancing.

  22. Bill Fleming 2014.09.30

    Don't you mean Pressler, Larry? Jackley's going to win whether we vote for him or not. If people here vote for Pressler, Mike Rounds is going to win. Period.

  23. larry kurtz 2014.09.30

    Madvillians should write in Pat Duffy or Mike Wilson for AG, Bill. Pressler is a Wadhams plant. See this?

    Jim Abourezk: South Dakota tribes can put Rick Weiland in office

  24. mikeyc, that's me! 2014.09.30

    Larry Kurtz for Attorney General!

  25. larry kurtz 2014.09.30

    funny, mike since i'm a resident of new mexico.

  26. Bill Fleming 2014.09.30

    I hear you Kurtz. I was trying to track where you're coming from with your "necromancing" allusion. (You'd think by now, I'd know better, huh? :-)

  27. Nick Nemec 2014.09.30

    Before anyone writes in any candidate what are the laws in SD concerning this? Does a write in spoil the entire ballot such that it is discarded and any votes marked for other races are lost?

  28. Bill Fleming 2014.09.30

    Good point, Nick. Here's this from the SD SOS page:

    "Can I write my name on the ballot or write someone else's name on the ballot as a candidate?

    No. South Dakota law does not allow write-in candidates."

    Presumably, a "write-in" spoils the whole ballot. Better to just leave it blank if you don't want to vote for any of the candidates. Or better yet, choose the lesser of the evils, which in many cases is probably all the choice you have anyway. LOL

  29. mikeyc, that's me! 2014.09.30

    Hey, Cory-
    How about your thoughts on the idiotic initiated measure 17?
    Makes as much sense as sales tax on food. Oh yeah, this
    is South Dakota.

  30. mike from iowa 2014.09.30

    Speaking of the SOS,Krebs has officially been annointed by the NRA for SOS. Apparently the idea is to guard against Dems voting by using armed guards to ensure homogeneity(all wingnut votes) if that is a word.

  31. larry kurtz 2014.09.30

    Hence the necromancing allusion, Bill: conjuring up the ghost of fair elections past to read Marty's tea leaves in a pile of goat entrails is simply black magic.

  32. Bill Fleming 2014.09.30

    Oh. I see, Kurtz. And here I was just thinking you might have meant Pressler rising from the political graveyard of ancient elections past. Never thought about the goat entrails part. We'll have to ask Frankenfeld about that.

  33. mike from iowa 2014.09.30

    I did,I did!! mfi

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