Inaugural 2007

(I think the state GOP Secretary is in there somewhere)


I'm finally off of my feet.

Big shout outs to far too many elected officials to mention. What did I hear today? Great stuff.

I hear someone tried to spoof the Minnehaha Co's chair's e-mail on whether she was running again or not.. I heard rumors on who the new Governor's press secretary might be.. and I heard who is going to make the cut for the incoming School and Public Lands Office.

Add to that... I heard that Representative Gary Jerke in what he noted to the media was actually intended to be a joke, despite what was reported.

So he made a joke..., it was reported as anything but, and I took the newspaper report as 100% accurate. I should have known better. After I've gotten a good night's sleep, I'll drop him a note.

I just hate it when you can't trust the media.


Anonymous said…
Yes PP, we all like your site and you're usually accurate, (notice I did not say right) but maybe you should have looked into that one a little more. I think you just scooped yourself on sloppiness. Oh well, you're not a journalist so don't sweat it. What are you anyway?
VJ said…
Governor Rounds Inauguration speech was fantastic!

I am so proud that he is our Governor.

His telling of the funeral in Parkston for the young soldier killed in Iraq brought me to tears.

Wouldn't it be great if Governor Rounds would be our next U.S. Senator!

God Bless Governor Rounds!

God Bless America!
PP said…
Anonymous 3:29 (or maybe not so anonymous), your post is dumped. Not because it regards me, but because it is incorrect.

Anon 8:54, if you're curious what I do, go through this site's archives. I spent tons of time working on the Korean and Vietnam war memorials. Part of what I did was the Vietnam Dedication Website.

More important than my day job, I'm a Republican political activist just starting my 19th year. I've worked for the SDGOP for 2 elections, and served as Pennington Co Executive Director back in 1992. In a year when the SDGOP took hard electoral hits I totally kicked ass that year, winning 18 of 20 races. (Of the losers, one didn't campaign, and the other wouldn't listen to advice).

I'm also a veteran of dozens of campaigns, from School board, to legislature on up. I've even done computer work for a US senate campaign. And that also includes some issue based campaign work.

That's why I have a relatively broad historical perspective on SD politics, who's who, and which closets the skeletons are in.

As far as being sloppy on the Jerke article, If you read the original article it in it's entirety, you'd see why I took it as I did.
Crazy Dawg said…
Who's the heifer in the foreground wearing a too small black dress with ... hmmm what is that ... B-R-0-W-N slippers?!?!?
Anonymous said…
Two questions: What IS your day job? (I honestly do not know.) And what is the RSS feed you mention in relation to Leslee's blog site?
Anonymous said…
Two questions: What IS your day job? (I honestly do not know.) And what is the RSS feed you mention in relation to Leslee's blog site?
PP said…
10:45, An RSS feed is how I get all the information at the left hand side of my blog.

Wikipedia's definition is that

"RSS is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated digital content, such as blogs, news feeds or podcasts.

Users of RSS content use programs called feed 'readers' or 'aggregators': the user 'subscribes' to a feed by supplying to their reader a link to the feed; the reader can then check the user's subscribed feeds to see if any of those feeds have new content since the last time it checked, and if so, retrieve that content and present it to the user.

The initials "RSS" are variously used to refer to the following standards:

* Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)
* Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91, RSS 1.0)
* RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0)

RSS formats are specified in XML (a generic specification for data formats). RSS delivers its information as an XML file called an "RSS feed", "webfeed", "RSS stream", or "RSS channel".

Otherwise, If you care to e-mail me personally at I'm happy to discuss the other thing.
Anonymous said…
Gary Jerke's comments were a joke just like John Kerry's comments on poor students ending up in Iraq were a joke.

They both claimed they were a joke to try to get out of an embarassing firestorm. At the time the comments were made, they were both serious about what they said.

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