As you now know, Herseth Sandlin has decided to cash in on K Street as a lobbyist rather than run for the US House in 2012.
I can’t blame her for her decision. She would have been running steeply uphill in South Dakota with Obama on the ballot. With Daschle, Johnson and Hildebrand showing no regard for her decision process, the party had already moved on. She would have faced a primary environment where all of the no name liberal activists would have finally had the opportunity to take her on for the direction of the SD Democratic party and any wrong they might feel she caused while in DC.
On the bright side, I hope Herseth Sandlin enjoys the time she will now have lobbying with her husband Max… Voters can rest assured Max can now lobby WITH Stephanie rather than before when some thought he was giving the impression of influencing her voting record.