Noem said she read the 2,700-page bill online during her campaign earlier this year.
"I read all the bill. It took me forever," she said [Jon Walker, "Noem Expects House to Starve Health Reform Bill," That Sioux Falls paper, 2010.11.07].
Bull. Noem couldn't even focus long enough to read the seven-page Tony Dean Cheyenne River Valley Conservation Act before parroting Senator Thune's opposition to the national grassland proposal.
Kristi Noem did not spend her summer reading every page of the health care bill. She hasn't read anything more substantial than the talking points sent by her GOP puppeteers.