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Friday, December 15, 20061166197039

Senators Johnson and Thune

South Dakota is a small state, so to be effective our Congressional delegation needs to work together. Even though they battled for a seat in 2002, Senator Johnson and Senator Thune have put South Dakota first since Thune won the other Senate spot in 2004.

Tim (Left) and John (Right): Strong Voices for South Dakota

The above photo is from the New York Times (hat-tip to South Dakota Politics), when Johnson and Thune worked together to get South Dakota farmers drought relief. We have been lucky to have both men as Senators.

09:37 Posted in South Dakota | Permalink | Comments (4)


Hoping Tim Johnson has a full recovery. The vultures are circling, so I hope he's up and at'em soon.

Posted by: PoliticalCritic | Friday, December 15, 2006


Thank you for your kind thoughts.

The only name that has been "put forth" is Tom Dachle: [1]

"Should Mr. Johnson resign or die, “the fair, right thing for Governor Rounds to do is appoint a Democrat,” Joy Crane of Sioux Falls said as she sipped a drink in a coffee shop here.

Her specific suggestion, echoed by several Democrats here, for a successor to Mr. Johnson was Tom Daschle, the former senator who was defeated in 2004. In an e-mail message, Mr. Daschle said such a hypothetical was needless; “Tim continues to improve, and we are increasingly optimistic,” he wrote.)"

I hope Tom isn't a vulture.

[1] http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/16/us/politics/16rounds.html?hp&ex=1166331600&en=bedbd3c4703ca862&ei=5094&partner=homepage

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Sunday, December 17, 2006

I thought I was looking at a picture of Jeff Sessions for a sec. I nearly ruined my pants!

Please try not to scare me like that again.

Posted by: Jeffrey James | Monday, December 18, 2006

I think Tim is a good lucking guy... I still don't know why CNN chose the ugliest and least-true picture of him imaginable to run with a recent story. [1]

The best pictures I've seen of him come from Crow Creek Tribal Schools [2]

[1] http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/12/13/johnson.stroke/
[2] http://www.crowcreek.k12.sd.us/Tim%20Johnson%20visit.htm

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Monday, December 18, 2006