Bob Mercer has a well researched and thoughtful editorial in the Mitchell Daily Republic
Read it here
South Dakota is a small state where the game of degrees of separation can usually be completed in two steps — and probably with a relative.
You may not like Daugaard’s pick of his son-in-law, or that his own son was hired by the PUC — but it’s not unprecedented and it’s a safe bet that it’ll happen again in the future. The degree to which it stinks should be determined by how the person does his/her job after they’ve gotten it.