LETTER: Varilek should talk about himself, not about NoemIt’s too bad the main gist of Matt Varilek’s congressional campaign is documenting Rep. Kristi Noem’s attendance at committee meetings.
By: Milton E. Nelson, Mitchell
To the Editor:
I observe and make comments on every level of politics, from local school boards to the presidential races. This has been a habit of mine since my days in the state Senate.
It’s too bad the main gist of Matt Varilek’s congressional campaign is documenting Rep. Kristi Noem’s attendance at committee meetings.
The voters would like to know more about Varilek. After all, he wants us to hire him, a complete rookie. He does tell us that he has worked for Sen. Tim Johnson. He fails to tell us that he has also worked for Sen. Tom Daschle. Oh yes, the South Dakota voters put him out to grass. His liberal Obama agenda was not our cup of tea.
I’d like to learn more about Varilek’s days at Natsource. This is a liberal cap-and-trade working group. Part of their Obama agenda is to close our coal-fired electricity generating plants. This would severely affect our utility bills.
Every day, lots of unit train loads of coal leave the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. This coal is going to power plants in China. Varilek’s friends don’t want the U.S. to burn coal, but China can. Maybe this is all right, as the Chinese finance a good share of the U.S. budget deficits. President Obama and his gang have had trillion-dollar deficits every year.
Varilek makes lots of noise about Noem’s attendance. Why doesn’t he use a bit of that noise to tell us the rest of the story about Matt Varilek?