The latest news from Pierre: there is no news... at least not in the "Food for Votes" scandal the Republicans tried to manufacture last month. Attorney General Marty Jackley has ruled that the chili feeds sponsored by Democrats on three South Dakota Indian reservations in conjunction with get-out-the-vote efforts were not crimes, just as the Democrats said. AG Jackley has said the same about allegations the Dems responded with about similar Republican events that handed out food and encouraged people to vote GOP.
Jackley takes pains to encourage concerned parties to seek redress from the Legislature or even from civil courts. But the plain fact is this: there's no crime to prosecute, contrary to a whole month of distracting non-policy sturm und drang from the GOP.
I'm just relieved that I can still get some free soup from Dennis in 2014.
***Pipeline News from Corps of Engineers - I just heard on NPR SDPB-Radio that the US Corps of Engineers has stated that the current Dakota Access pipeline route under the Missouri is unsatisfactory...
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