In a stroke of subtle PR genius, Team Noem struck back against the Dems who have sought to paint her as a no-show/no-talk member of Congress.
In the press release announcing the House Ag Committee’s passage of a farm bill, Rep. Kristi Noem’s press shop included 3 – count ‘em, 3 – links to video of her talking during hearings on the bill.
As part of the MDR’s friendly service, we bring them to you here:
The downside could be that the clips are short – about 3 minutes total – leaving room for her critics to say, well, you know, she didn’t talk that much. Plus, she has said that South Dakotans didn’t send her to Washington to talk. But her critics could argue that in these clips she is talking just to talk.Or so it seems to me.
Ultimately, though, in our workaday world, voters will see these clips flitting past on the evening news and dismiss the claims that she hasn’t shown up as Election Year mudslinging. And they’ll mostly be right. Or so it seems to me.