What's the talk in DC today? I hear it's this article...
In 2006, Herseth Sandlin owed between $15,001 and $50,000 on her Citibank credit card, her report shows. Her report a year ago showed the same. Citibank operates a credit card center in Sioux Falls and, with about 3,000 employees, is among the city's largest employers.
The congresswoman's spokesman noted that just over one year ago, Herseth Sandlin bought and furnished a home in Brookings. This spring, she was married, and she invested in the wedding.
"These kinds of events often cause South Dakotans to put a little extra on their credit card," Russ Levsen, deputy chief of staff, said.
Read it all here. Apparently the part about "investing" in her wedding to a DC Lobbyist is the part that's getting a few chuckles according to those in the US Capitol. Apparently it made insider publication "hotline"
I will say that it's good to see that our Congresswoman knows how it is for the rest of us poor schlubs as we trudge through our day to day lives. (Although, according to the salary note, she isn't doing too badly.) And that there's someone who might actually be paying on their student loans longer than I am.
In line with all of that, I'm not sure what the whole purpose of the article was. Yes, she owes money. So do the rest of us. It must be a slow newsday.