Almost immediately after Democrats released their budget proposal last year, House Majority Leader Rep, David Lust (R-Rapid City) denied the Democratic plan even a second glance:
“I didn’t see anything of substance in there that merits further consideration,” Lust said.
Now that everyday South Dakotans are questioning Governor Daugaard’s education reform policies, however, Lust gets defensive after receiving the same dismissal he gave out last year.
“It somewhat saddens me when people reject things out of hand,” Lust said.
And so it goes, for GOP leadership, rejecting ideas out of hand is only OK if they are the one’s rejecting them.