Buhl has plenty of time to ponder what, if any, long-term future she wants in politics. For now, it's probably best that she master parliamentary procedure [Jonathan Ellis, "25-Year-Old Democrat Heading to State Senate," that Sioux Falls paper, 2010.07.11].
Ugh. Ellis should be ashamed. He recognizes that Buhl ran a surprisingly effective campaign, raising $20,000 for a Senate primary, knocking on every Democratic door in the district, focusing on bread-and-butter issues while not hiding her progressive Democrat stances, and beating an established incumbent 59% to 41%. His own text proves Buhl is no political lightweight. But his last line throws that all away, suggesting she's just a little girl who needs to go to Pierre, be quiet, and keep her nose in that big tough rule book.
Maybe I'm just sensitive. But somehow, I think Buhl already has Mason's Manual and all that covered. Anyone who thinks otherwise is in for a surprise.