I've been browsing candidates' websites to see if I can figure out what to expect from any of them if they happen to get elected. Gordon Howie kinda fascinates me. He seems to be making a play via Facebook.
"I am smiling today because there are other candidates who WISH they could be the Tea Party Republican. Sorry guys! That spot is taken!!!! I was the Tea Party Republican when it wasn't cool!!!! Thanks to all of you tea party patriots who know the difference between the real deal and a wannabe. :-)”
If you feel like investing a half-hour or so, here's a radio interview in which Howie gets to pretty much expound on what he thinks is important.
Here's what he says at his website:
My Pledge to South Dakota:
I will get the government out of our business
I will protect unborn children
I will preserve the rights and dignity of the elderly
I will make your government live within its means
I will give the Governor's office back to the people
I will keep South Dakota FREE:
The Second Amendment and our state’s rights are foundational
I will not expel God from South Dakota
One might presume at that last remark that a movement to expel God from South Dakota is afoot. Anybody hear any rumors about that? Has Sandy Jerstad introduced a bill?