The worst kept secret in politics is finally out. Senator Johnson’s staffer Matt Varilek has decided to “publicly announce” what he has been giving the appearance of doing for the past few months – run for congress.
And get this: Varilek, who blasted Congresswoman Noem at a Davison County Democrat meeting while working for a sitting US Senator, said he’s running partially on a platform of unity…
“Leaders who focus more on bringing people together than dividing them with harsh rhetoric while our problems just get bigger. So that’s why I’m going to join this race.”
Looks like Mr. Varilek isn’t concerned with consistency.
If his focus is “bringing people together,” why didn’t he join Congresswoman Noem and Senator Thune’s staffs in doing so while he was a staffer with Senator Johnson?
I guess Democrats are going to have to settle for bush league candidates like Varilek and Barth in 2012.
Can’t wait for the debates…