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LETTER: Tapio good for SD

To the Editor: Even those with barely a passing interest in politics are fully aware that how a candidate portrays themselves during a campaign, is not who they truly are. A perfect example of this is that since announcing his bid for the U. S. H...

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To the Editor:

Even those with barely a passing interest in politics are fully aware that how a candidate portrays themselves during a campaign, is not who they truly are. A perfect example of this is that since announcing his bid for the U. S. House seat, Democratic candidate Tim Bjorkman has regularly donned boots and blue jeans while during his career as a lawyer and judge was most likely clad in suits, ties, and wing tips.

I suspect his wardrobe choice for the campaign is an attempt to portray himself as a true son of the South Dakota soil. Either that, or he is readying himself for a possible vacancy in the

Village People.

The strength of South Dakota is determined by the vitality of its private sector. I believe the true anti-establishment outsider in the House race that most fully understands this point is Republican candidate Neal Tapio, given that Bjorkman, like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, has only had to sign the back of a check, and never the front of one. Therefore, South

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Dakota's interests would most effectively be served if Neal Tapio were elected to the House, and Bjorkman was relegated to belting out "YMCA."

Mark Sip

Geddes

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