Sunday, March 6, 2022

Why Leave South Dakota #9

South Dakota not among states taking action against Russia

Two prominent Republican governors, Florida’s Ron DeSantis and South Dakota’s Kristi Noem, who are widely seen as angling for a White House bid, mostly took aim at President Joe Biden rather than issuing executive orders targeting Russia. They criticized his energy policies and said that had made it difficult to slap sanctions on Russia's exports of oil and gas. Noem made her comments last weekend at the CPAC convention in Orlando, Florida.

Of course the report comes from yet another out of state trip on our state airplane promoting her national political prospects.

In contrast, even TEXAS recognizes that at least symbolic action is warranted:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, posted on Twitter over the weekend that he has asked restaurants and retailers “ to voluntarily remove all Russian products from their shelves.”

Of course South Dakota's massive secret trust industry may have a lot of Russian oligarch trust money, so maybe that's part of reason for the lack of action.

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