I'm sure Governor Rounds was smiling through the whole call:
“I am pleased my Department of Labor, the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council and the state Legislature all worked together so quickly to get these funds,” said Gov. Rounds. “This was a major accomplishment for the 2009 session. South Dakota’s trust fund welcomes this influx of money to maintain a stable balance" [South Dakota Department of Labor press release, "South Dakota Certified for Unemployment Modernization Stimulus Funds," 2009.04.02]
Quite a change from his rhetoric just a five weeks ago. Where'd all those darn strings go?
Governor Rounds might want to angle for Governor Schwarzenegger's table instead of the Jindal-Palin-Sanford clique at the next Republican governors conference. Besides, it's easier to enjoy dinner (and fix the recession) when you're not grandstanding.