As they should. Governor Kristi Noem is a star. Noem was attacked relentlessly by the Left, because she wisely chose to not shutdown her state. That is why South Dakota is in much better economic shape today than most other states. You will be hearing a-lot from Governor Noem in the years to come.
South Dakota Throws Parade For Governor Kristi Noem Who Declined To Shut State Amid Pandemic
By Newsweek, April 28, 2020:
Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem had an impromptu parade thrown in her honor on Tuesday in the capitol city of Pierre. A local construction company organized the parade to show appreciation for her handling of the coronavirus epidemic.
Noem, the state’s first female governor, was one of a handful of governors not to issue an order shuttering non-essential businesses during the ongoing epidemic.
The parade, organized by John Morris of Morris Inc. construction company, featured “literally hundreds of cars,” fire trucks and other vehicles honking their horns and sirens while Noem watched, apparently surprised, from a local park.
Governor Noem shared video of the event on her Twitter account along with the words, “I am so blessed to serve the people of the great State of South Dakota. You folks made my day!”
I am so blessed to serve the people of the great State of South Dakota. You folks made my day! pic.twitter.com/oy0e5KO9RZ
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) April 28, 2020
Morris told Newsweek that he and his wife came up with the parade as a way to let the governor to know that state residents support her.
“We just felt bad that the leadership of our state was kind of getting lambasted for her decision [not to close the state]. In South Dakota when somebody’s getting discouraged or down on their luck, that’s what we do: We step up for each other.”
Morris and his wife reportedly organized the parade by sending out “hundreds of text messages” to local friends and business owners. By one of his employee’s count, roughly 230 vehicles participated, driving a four-block route from a local high school, past the governor’s residence to the capitol building.