Kristi Noem must have made some friends when she flew to Texas to film her campaign ads: The Llano Tea Party of Llano County, Texas, buys the following ad for South Dakota's Tea Party House candidate on page four of Friday's edition of that Sioux Falls paper:
"We Texans," say the Llano teabaggers, presuming to speak for all Texans, "believe that the U.S. Congress would be far better off with a principled, conservative woman who has true grit." Translated from Texan, that means, "She likes horseys, so we like her."
A look at the Llano Tea Party's other endorsements tells us even more about why our distant Texas friends like her. The Llanoians (Llanolians? Llanites? Llanoems?) think Kristi Noem will vote just like radical teabagger favorites Joe Miller, Marco Rubio, Sharron Angle, Michele Bachmann (we know where that comparison leads), and witch-awareness director Christine O'Donnell.
The Llano Tea Party also lies—yes, lies—by saying that the NRA endorses Noem. Maybe they were just victims of Miss-Representative Noem's tricky ads, since as we all know, the NRA endorses Stephanie Herseth Sandlin.
But false statements aside, thank you, Llano, for your concern about South Dakota politics. And thank you for confirming that Kristi Noem is the radical Tea Party candidate. Remind me... how'd that work out for Gordon Howie?
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