This is just awful. Candidates, seriously. Don’t send 5 cringe-worthy pages of blathering nonsense and sloganeering to voters.

As soon as I posted the bat-sh*t crazy letter from the Rapid City School Board candidate, a correspondent dropped me a text and said “I got a letter that looks almost identical to this (style wise). I’m assuming they’re both Jordan Mason guys?” Well, yeah. I would venture a guess that they are.

And this letter from District 2 House Candidate John Sjaarda is equally full of grammatical errors and cringe-worthy passages as the prior letter as it declares he “knows that the liberal “woke” curriculum is injecting racial hatred, lewd and obscene ides of sexuality, gender identity and even an out-and-out right hatred of America.

Did anyone even bother to Google “out-and-out right” before they sent this out in a mailer? Because that’s not a word, or even a slang phrase. It would be “out-and-out.” Or “outright.”  Not both rammed together in a faux Yogi Berra-like quote. Seriously.

There are a lot of other parts that are equally mired in awfulness.  But you can read and judge for yourself.

Awful Sjaarda Letter by Pat Powers on Scribd

I feel bad for the candidates that are snookered into thinking this is a worthwhile expenditure of their money. Because it’s not.

Candidates, seriously. Don’t send 5 cringe-worthy pages of blathering nonsense and sloganeering to voters. It doesn’t help your case.

Be honest and be authentic.  It works so much better than this tripe.

4 thoughts on “This is just awful. Candidates, seriously. Don’t send 5 cringe-worthy pages of blathering nonsense and sloganeering to voters.”

  1. 1) if running for state legislature, keep things at the state level.
    2) one’s faith isn’t a qualifier for being an elected official.
    3) seems like he gets sucked into the Q anon black hole of the internet.
    4) he’s on a private school board and bitter about property taxes–why would you not want fully funded schools in the state? These people are going to be released into society at some point.
    5) we’re still talking about big bad common core? Pretty sure the Christian school uses some Common Core text books.
    6) I am so glad I don’t live in District 2.

  2. J. J. Carrell sent an extremely similar-looking letter for his Rapid City City Council campaign. Shame I threw it away without taking a picture to send you.

    1. Incidentally, his letter stressed that he’s a Rapid City Area Schools admin, some sort of guidance/college/career counseling director or something. Not as much as it stressed that he spent 24 years in the Border Patrol before he moved here a year ago, though.

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