Another South Dakota newspaper editor throws the B.S. flag at Republican Senate candidate Mike Rounds on the EB-5 scandal:
YCO editor Brian J. Hunhoff pens the above cartoon to accompany an editorial giving South Dakota a failing grade on open government. Hunhoff says Rounds's blame-dodging exemplifies our opaque government and insults the voters:
The blame-dodging by former Gov. Mike Rounds would be entertaining if it wasn’t so troubling. Of course, Rounds wants to keep his $9 million Senate campaign afloat, but he looks foolish denying any responsibility for a scandal that occurred on his watch. Many of his excuses insult our state’s collective intelligence.
Rounds’ arrogance was apparent in his refusal to appear in person before the impotent Government Operations and Audit Committee. His defensiveness was revealed in snarky written answers to questions about EB-5. His sloppiness was evident after one key response was quickly proved untrue and he asked to change his answer [Brian J. Hunhoff, "State Still Earning Bad Grades in Open Government," Yankton County Observer, 2014.10.17].
The Yankton County Observer echoes the disdain for Rounds that the Mobridge Tribune registered last week with Katie Zerr's indictment of Mike Rounds's dishonesty. How many more South Dakota newspapers will have the courage to deem Mike Rounds unworthy of South Dakota's trust.