Crossing Stephanie Herseth off my list

The Argus Leader editorial board met Wednesday with Stephanie Herseth and Larry Diedrich. The article on that meeting leads me to conclude I can no longer support Stephanie.

The “jump” headline from the article reads, “Candidates: Agree on War, PATRIOT Act.” The article itself says

• Knowing what we know now, would you support the […]

Whisper, innuendo and slime

On the “gay marriage” front, a couple months ago I mentioned the possibility of Stephanie Herseth facing a “she’s a lesbian, you know” whispering campaign. Well, it has started. I don’t claim or have any reason to believe the Diedrich campaign is behind this. The fact is, though, there’s plenty of sotto voce talk about […]

Whisper, whisper?

Late last month when Stephanie Herseth said she did not oppose a constitutional amendment defining marriage, I noted that part of what had to factor into her decision was the potential of a whispering campaign about her sexual orientation. Note this from today’s Argus Leader political column: “Someone has a push poll in the field […]

Did Stephanie step in it or don’t out-of-state bloggers understand SD politics?

Kos is upset that Stephanie Herseth didn’t condemn the idea of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union of man and woman as husband and wife. Stephanie said she “agree[s] with the president on this issue. Marriage should be between a man and a woman.” According to Kos, she subsequently backed off a bit, […]

The “hottie” focus continues

I know it’s probably all in fun but still, now that Atrios has blogged Herseth’s picture, the “hottie” comments continue. As one noted, some of these commenters really need to get out more. They’re starting to sound like Beavis and Butthead.