I can't say ?I dote upon (her) very absence.?

It’s good to see that Herseth Sandlin has found something to fill her time in DC now that the South Dakota Democratic Party has officially forgotten to call for “Stephanie, oh Stephanie, wherefore art though Stephanie.” Tom Lawrence with the Mitchell Daily Republic had an entertaining blog post about what she’s been up to lately.

Last week, she took part in the Shakespeare Theatre Company?s third ?Shakespeare and the Law? panel discussion at the Sidney Harman Hall in D.C.

According to Roll Call reporter Neda Semnani, who titled her piece on the event ?To Dream, Perchance to Lobby,? the theme was lobbying and money. It looked at ?Shakespeare, Lobbying and Elizabethan England.?

Lawrence later went on about the highbrow guests SHS shared company with, including several supreme court justices…

Not exactly shaking hands at the county fair and local grocery stores, which SHS has done for years. She may press the South Dakota flesh again, but for the Georgetown grad, this is a social and intellectual strata she enjoys.

Oh, if only South Dakota could be more Shakespearian… I contended that one of the main reasons SHS lost was the fact that she was essentially absent from the previous campaign. The lady was a no show. Not only was she a no show for the campaign but she was absent from South Dakota for the final term she served in Congress. Reason number one is because she didn’t stick up for her state when our will was at odds with her party leadership.

8 Replies to “I can't say ?I dote upon (her) very absence.?”

  1. Anonymous

    Oh, I think South Dakota is plenty Shakesperian, actually. I hear pleanty of stuff like this every time Stacy Nelson sees one of my or Troy Jones’s posts. LOL:

    Enter Servant.

    11 The devil damn thee black, thou cream-faced loon!
    12 Where got’st thou that goose look?

    13 There is ten thousand?

    Geese, villain?

    Soldiers, sir.

    14 Go prick thy face, and over-red thy fear,
    15 Thou lily-liver’d boy. What soldiers, patch?
    16 Death of thy soul! those linen cheeks of thine
    17 Are counsellors to fear. What soldiers, whey-face?

    18 The English force, so please you.

    19 Take thy face hence.

  2. Bill Fleming

    The above was me. Forgot to fill in the blank. Sorry.

    Also misspelled “plenty” Zounds!

    For my penance, here’s an Elizabethan Insult Generator, Mr. Clay, so you can snap up your general blog patter. I think Mr. Powers consulted this resource frequently when he was at the helm around here. http://www.museangel.net/insult.html

  3. Anonymous

    Hate and secrecy are the main stay of so many writers. Sometimes wonder if 95% of them hate themselves so they have to hate others so they have the time to write about hate. Hate is the key of those who choose to be a total loss.

    Please come join the society of love thy neighbor and a lot of other LOVE!!!@

  4. Bill Fleming

    Looks like nobody wants to play your Shakespeare game but me, Bill.

    Oh well:

    “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    To the last syllable of recorded time;
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
    Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
    And then is heard no more. It is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
    Signifying nothing.”

    ? Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5, lines 17-28)

    In other words, same old-same old here on DWC, right, BC?


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