The dividends of Congresswoman Kristi Noem’s perpetual ‘student’ status and constantly accruing internship credits continue to astound us.
And hey – it’s not just us or Noem’s interns for that matter – she’s now sharing the valuable skills she’s learning via that series of tubes otherwise known as the Internet with her colleagues. Noem has announced the formation of an eLearning caucus. It seems being a college student while being paid to represent South Dakota really does pay off! (And by pay off – we mean the government pays for Noem’s education while she gets paid to stick it to students who are actually doing real work to complete their degrees)
Now, we’re sure that eLearning provides a valuable service to folks in DC. We’re just not sure that Kristi Noem should be the one chosen to champion its cause. It’s time to face facts: We’re talking about someone who in most circumstances probably doesn’t even do her own homework. Do we really want that person holding Washington accountable to do theirs?
We know it seems like the next election can’t come soon enough. In the meantime, trust us on this one: Intern Noem’s notes aren’t worth copying. Come November 2012, the Democratic candidate for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives will be a whole lot more competent – and it must be said – dedicated to more than just stirring up fairy dust.