I spent a few minutes looking over Madville Times today, and in doing so I was impressed with Congresswoman Kristi Noem and her graciousness to constituent Cory Heidelberger. Cory can come off as that child who thinks he knows more than the adults in the room. And he is obviously no fan of Kristi Noem’s (or is he? we could be lead to believe he’s at least obsessed with her) and airs his complaints publicly every time he finds the smallest reason. Kristi made time for Cory at her recent town hall. You would think someone so obsessed would be giddy. And maybe he was, but his blogging wasn’t going to reflect it.
I hung around after the show. Nearly 40 minutes after the scheduled end of the program, after shaking hands and talking and taking photos with numerous other constituents, after doing a few minutes with the professional press, the Congresswoman made time to talk to me. I tried to keep it short.
This speaks well of her, especially since after the interview Cory filled his blog with demeaning put downs as he has for the past two years.
After over a year on the job in Washington, Rep. Noem gives me the same impression she did in Huron: she?s a lightweight, in over her head.
Now keep in mind Cory is a total partisan, but this is a good example of the intense vitriol liberals have for Kristi Noem.
Congresswoman Kristi Noem has a few hundred thousand dollars? worth of Congressional staffers to help her become a policy whiz. And so far, they haven?t succeeded. They could probably sit her down in front of C-SPAN for an hour a day to make her sound more prepared.
Hmmm? Notice how Cory struggles to argue the issues when discussing Kristi Noem and instead continueously attacks her intelligence. Anyone who knows Kristi knows that her intelligence should not be brought into quesiton. She is very sharp and articulate. But I don’t suppose we listen to her with blinders on like Cory.
Rather than becoming a policy expert, Noem prefers to keep singing karaoke.
Another slam on her intelligence…
Noem?s paucity of policy knowledge shone through her slideshow and her responses to audience questions.
Does using words like “paucity” make you feel smarter Cory?
but then reveals she is absolutely clueless about the laws South Dakota has already put in place to comply with ObamaCare. Apparently troubled by her own ignorance, Noem turns to some prepared folksy lines about an unsourced poll on public suspicion of bureaucrats and the sheer lie people ?no longer have any decisions over their health care? under ObamaCare
I’m begining to think this guy has a preconcieved notion about our congresswoman? Boy, he sure seems to be convinced of his intellectual superiority. And why shouldn’t he be convinced of his superiority. He’s a French teacher for goodness sake!
In a wild distortion of the truth, Rep. Noem said…
Yep, that must be what she’s doing… Or more likely that is just what Cory assumes people who disagree with him are up to.
if South Dakota wants intelligent, studious, policy-oriented representation in Washington, it needs to replace Kristi Noem with someone ready to do the job.
Well, if you say so Cory. I’m so surprised Cory came to that conclusion following his time at the town hall. Especially since it’s clear he attended with a very open mind…
I’ve often wondered how bad the retribution was towards him from other Democrats after he took Herseth Sandlin to task prior to the 2010 election. My impression of Heidelberger is that he is doing his best to get back in the good graces of the South Dakota Democratic Party. Judging by the number of put downs he fit into one blog post (and yes I excluded many more) apparently it is more difficult to be forgiven than he thought it would be. Keep trying Cory, eventually they will give you their blessing again.
My conclusion, and my opinion is that Kristi is obviously several classes above Cory when it comes to treating others with respect. He sets such a darn good example for his students doesn’t he?