Did I hear that wedding bells are ringing in Brookings on the 30th

A reader "in the know" tells me that the big wedding date for Congresswoman Herseth is the weekend of March 30th in Brookings. Darn. My invitation must have gotten lost in the mail.

I'm not sure where the wedding would be, since on-line sources note that Sandlin is a Baptist, and Herseth is Lutheran. Our neighborhood is full of churches. And who's to say that she might not do a civil ceremony, say, up at the University? Otherwise, there are several nice locations in town.

So, what do you get a Democratic Congresswoman for her wedding?

Well, the old saying goes that a bride should get "something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue...."

For starters, I won't touch the "something old" line, because that joke is too easy. Way too easy. Something new could be the fact that she's now part of the majority, and has "a new majority leader."

Something borrowed might be the congressional seat she holds. Which she has temporarily "borrowed" from Republicans. Don't worry. We'll try to get it back this next year.

Now, when it comes to something blue, I have to take a pass. I can't get her something Blue, because South Dakota is a Red State.

Forget it. I'm going for the toaster. Or Bath towels. Either one is always a great wedding gift.



Alright, teasing aside, if she does get married on the 30th, this Republican wishes her all the happiness in the world. Marriages are tough enough nowadays, and political lives make them all the more complicated and difficult.

"Mazel tov" to the soon to be wedded couple.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Need to look for something else borrowed - the House seat doesn't qualify. Republicans have borrowed the seat for 7 of the last 25 years, but it has been owned by Democrats since SD went to 1 seat in 1982.

As always, it's the thought that counts. Here's to your happiness, Stephanie!
Anonymous said…
she hasn't borrowed any integrity that's for sure

while she's partying in Brookings our boys are dying on the front lines and she's pulling the rug out from under them
Melanie said…
would somebody please tell me why she is marrying a 58-year-old lobbyist/divorce' with 5 kids???
Anonymous said…
"You'll be missing me when you have that big white wrinkly body on top of you with his loose skin and old balls."

- Adam Sandler (Big Daddy)
HHV said…
will Nancy Pelosi give her away?

will Ted Kennedy be mixing manhattans?

will George McGovern give the toast?

do tell PP!
Anonymous said…
so, how did lobbyist Max Sandlin give Stephanie a ring? isn't there a gift ban on lobbyist presents to congresswomen?
Pam said…
i voted for ms. herseth, but she's sold out in so many ways that it makes me sick. nutso liberals like nancy pelosi are running amok and where is our little "blue dog" girl? playing games with global warming fruitcakes, cutting off supplies to our troops in the field, and marrying a rich fat-cat lobbyist hack...sad sad sad
Anonymous said…
rumor has it that herseth had himmel-roberts purged from the state party---nice girl, huh?
Anonymous said…
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE STEPHIE!! you can do so much better
Anonymous said…
will Sandlin's 5 kids be in the wedding?
Anonymous said…
LARS! save your daughter for she goes through with this ridiculous wedding!!
Anonymous said…
Do you think they went through marriage classes or at least so form of???
hummmmmmm, wonder if kids/births were talked about????
How long was he married? With todays averages it must have been time to toss the old on with the new.
Side note: Today people just DO NOT respect marriage or commitment.
Anonymous said…
Okay I had to re-enter twice to get the above post to take. But now there are blunders in it. I did proof read it, so what the heck. Was my cursor in the wrong spot or somthing and wiped out some of my letters????
Anonymous said…
Missing letters CORRECTION to 8:18a post..

How long was he married? With todays averages it must have been time to toss the old OUT not on with the new.

the above is the worst blunder.
Glen said…
this is getting a little harsh, but it's hard to disagree. i think herseth is making a terrible mistake
Anonymous said…
Hey, give her a break. At least she's getting married, unlike a lot of couples these days who are just shacking up. Give them a chance. You never know. It might work out. And I do wish her well...As for SD being a Red State, Mr. Powers, awhile back I lamented that the red is being diluted by shrill liberals, which is disappointing because I moved here because I thought SD was conservative. I am looking to relocate to a reliably conservative Midwest Congressional district. Since then I have learned about the districts in Missouri, Ohio and Oklahoma that sound promising.
Ed said…
can people put aside their bitterness for a minute and just explain who she is marrying to us ignorant people???
mikemehlhaffjr said…
Pat,

You may not have been invited to the wedding, but your kids are still invited to TAR Days, March 30th and 31st for our Mock Legislative Session in Pierre.

And if your bored you can come blog from the gallery and keep your skills sharp for the final day of session.

You can register online.
Check it out at:

http://www.sdtars.com/events/days.php
Anonymous said…
where's the honeymoon?

Puerta Vallarta is my guess
anneme said…
She is marrying Max Sandlin. He is a former Blue Dog Democrat Congressman from Texas. He is a very nice gentleman. And they are very happy together. They have been together for over 10 years now. I wish the couple as much happiness as possible. Who Represnetative Herseth marries is her choice. It is not going to change the way she votes or how she acts.
Anonymous said…
they've been together for TEN years? but he just got divorced a few years ago? DO TELL GIRL!
Anonymous said…
anneme is wrong. They met when she ran for congress in 2002.
anneme said…
I didnt mean to type 10 years. I apologize for the mistake. Anonymous 2:14 is right they have been dating since 2002....My mistake.
Anonymous said…
2:21, present some proof. In other words, put up or shut up. I'll bet you can prove either accusation you make.
PP said…
2:21 - at least most of that is libelous, and therefore gone.
Anonymous said…
Rumors have it.....
2002......

that is all.
Anonymous said…
6:02 -- Rumors, no proof, you jerk. If you can't cite proof, you have no case.
Anonymous said…
Hey "Jerk" 8:32p

That is why i typed Rumors with .... dot, dot, dot!

I also typed 2002....

Didn't say anything, just that there are rumors.

Disn't say they were right or wrong or what they were.

A rumor is just that a rumor nothing more nothing less.

Guess you took that post bad! humm.
Anonymous said…
Didn't she meet Sandlin while working on one of "his" campaigns prior to 02???
Then he became her "mentor", i think i recall her stating that would mean the meeting was prior to 02. But i am not sure of course. Anyone know.
So how is the big ole Taxan going to fair while he gets to know good ole SD in the winter???? Very interesting it will be.
Anonymous said…
Some men his age think it is the thing to do throw out old wife closer to age because they can have this younger chic on their arm. Makes them think they still have it.. If they didn't have it before they don't have it now.
Life can become to much the same so it is "boring" in somes eyes.
Let's see he lost election so he has nothing much else to lose. Sounds like other poltical divorces - the camera is gone, so out goes the old in with the new.
But if it is to be so be it.
Lets see when she is 46 he will be 68 humm (is that right?) not sure if that will be fun, but who knows.
Anonymous said…
to correct it, he has 4 children and a granddaughter. so if they have children his/her will have a neice at least a couple of years older. BTY whoever said he's a nice gentleman, did that nice gentleman fail to tell you that he ran around on his children's mom for years. I hope she does that to him

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