Dear Kristi Noem,
We write this blog entry on behalf of every South Dakotan. Your vote on the “cut, cap and balance” bill deeply worries us. We are very concerned about your priorities. We are even more concerned about the promises you have broken to your constituents back home as you curry favor with your new Washington friends.
So, we have a suggestion. Instead of focusing on keeping your job as leader of the Freshman Class in DC, it might be wise to focus on your real job – no, not your internship or your perpetual career as a college student – but on your job as South Dakota’s lone voice in the U.S. House of Representatives. Though it’s true we often don’t agree with your choices to advance DC politics over South Dakota’s needs, we feel it’s time you live less dangerously.
Too much is at stake to risk South Dakota’s future on Tea Party ideals. The revolt over taxes on tea is over. (P.S. We won.) South Dakota needs a strong voice, one that will speak up when it counts, and make sure even the most vulnerable have a chance to prosper.
So, as we continue to work hard at our jobs back home – please do us a kindness. Start doing yours. If you don’t feel up to the challenge, don’t worry – 2012 is right around the corner.
The Majority of South Dakotans Who Coincidentally Didn’t Vote For You