Part-time Governor Kristi Noem was out of her office again on Monday, traveling to the start of the South Carolina primary to bolster her 2024 presidential campaign in front of a group of conservatives barbecuing their faith and freedom:
The event was billed as the largest gathering of conservatives in South Carolina, and there was hardly any Conservative talking point that was not covered at the 10th annual “Faith and Freedom BBQ.” .
On August 23, the Anderson Civic Center was almost packed with a few thousand….
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has practiced his stump speech for his upcoming 2022 re-election campaign, State Attorney General Alan Wilson has pledged to fight cities that impose terms of office masks and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem used her keynote address to tell stories about a difficult life in Heartland. in view of a possible candidacy for the presidential election of 2024 [Eric Connor, “Noem, McMaster Tout Pandemic Policies, Hit GOP Talking Points During Annual Anderson BBQ,” Greenville Post and Courier, 2021.08.23].
Noem invoked the usual self-contradictory bunk about Jesus, conspiracies, and his reasonable tolerance for opposing views:
Like other speakers, Noem invoked the belief in Jesus Christ as the foundation of governance and referred to a time when “girls were girls and boys were boys.”
Following a familiar theme from the Trump presidency which she fervently supported, Noem spoke of a conspiracy by the media and the “left” to stir up fear in order to control the population.
… At the end, Noem pleaded with the audience to be patient with opposing views, claiming that she had convinced family members to change their ideology for the sake of reason. [Connor, 2021.08.23].
This message of reason and tolerance from the Governor who doesn’t want people to move here unless they think exactly like her.
I guess Kristi heard “barbecue” and thought they meant “trash”.