State Sen. Stan Adelstein has long been an interesting man.
I have enjoyed interviewing him and he always has a good quote to offer. Stan is not your typical South Dakota Republican: He’s an 81-year-old millionaire engineer, Jewish lay rabbi who is pro-choice and has liberal views on many social issues while being a pro-business, pro-growth politician as well as a paterfamilias for Rapid City and the Black Hills, often opening his checkbook for the community where he grew up and still lives.
Stan also loves politics, having served one term in the state House and being unopposed for a fourth term in the Senate. Adelstein has been a friend and adviser to Govs. Bill Janklow and Mike Rounds.
He has not been a fan of Secretary of State Jason Gant, whom he asked to resign this week. This summer, he called for a DCI investigation into Gant.
I am writing a story about the latest round in this battle. It will be in The Daily Republic Thursday and on our website shortly.
All this feuding and fussing among these SD Republicans caused the website SouthDacola.com to offer this witty image. Enjoy!