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The Sioux Falls Argus Leader is reporting that Steve Kirby will hold a press confernce on Monday morning at 10:00am to make an announcement regarding the South Dakota Senate Race against Tim Johnson.

Kos has been following developments in the race, noting the "flesh eating zombie" aspects of this particular candidate. Kirby, you may recall, funded a company called Collagenesis which took skin from organ donors (and away from burn victims) and sold it to cosmetic surgeons for use in such important procedures as penis enlargements.  

According to a number of people I've talked with in the state, Kirby is in and will make that announcement on Monday.  He is contacting VIPs around the state, and beginning to have conversations about who he should hire in terms of consultants and senior staff.  As far as I know, no one in the MSM has broken this story, but he will get in on Monday.

Watch an ad a fellow Republican ran against Kirby after the jump...

Selling body parts (among other things) has made Kirby damn wealthy.  If you can, a little love via Act Blue will certainly help.

Originally posted to sdindc on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 02:37 PM PST.


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  •  He did the Monster Mash (2+ / 0-)
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    iconoclastic cat, esquimaux

    It was a grave yard smash.
    He did the Mash.

    Your flag decal won't get you into heaven any more (but apparently it is required to get into the oval office)...

    by word player on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 02:39:59 PM PST

  •  Tips? (9+ / 0-)

    None of these tips will be used to buy human body parts...

  •  That's a ghoul, not a zombie. (1+ / 0-)
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    Zombies, in U.S. pop culture, are reanimated corpses which eat the living. In folklore, prior to the iconic film, "Night of the Living Dead," the zombie was a puppetlike automaton, not literally a reanimated corpse.

    Ghouls, on the other hand, are living creature who inhabit decaying catacombs or burial areas, feeding on the flesh of the dead. They don't kill their food.

    Mr. Kirby is clearly a ghoul, and one could even argue that the description is literal if one takes into account the fact that he profits from the consumption of dead flesh.

    There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your week. By the way, is there anyone here who knows how to run a government?

    by iconoclastic cat on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 02:45:56 PM PST

    •  Normally... (3+ / 0-)
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      iconoclastic cat, esquimaux, OHdog

      ...I'd be sure to change this in the diary.  But if there is any chance I can spur as debate as to whether or not Kirby is more like a ghoul or a zombie, I'm going to see if I can make that happen.

      Although, I'm clearly leaving myself open to an attack by Kirby saying "SDINDC called me a zombie, when I'm really much more like a ghoul..."

  •  They're ceding the race. (0+ / 0-)

    That's what this means.  If Kirby is their big gun against Tim, the between-the-lines meaning of this is that the Republicans know they don't stand a chance of beating him.

    Even if The Forehead is McCain's VP nominee, and campaigns for Kirby, Kirby was the guy who came in third in the nastiest, ugliest gubernatorial primary in living memory here.  He's political kryptonite.

    Frankly, this could help put SD in play in the event of an Obama candidacy.  Tim with landslide numbers and Barack already polling within 4% of McCain in the SUSA 50-state, if Barack campaigns here, it will at least force McCain to fight for SD rather than just assume we'll go for him.

    This is really, really good news.  Fire up the popcorn popper.


    Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable. --G.K. Chesterton

    by Progressive Witness on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 02:48:36 PM PST

    •  They Don't Live in Reality (1+ / 0-)
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      Republicans in the state really do believe that Kirby is their savior.  He's got loads of money, to be sure, but a fifty point deficit would be hard for a guy who didn't sell body parts to overcome...

      •  All that money didn't help him... (0+ / 0-)

        ...against Mark Barnett let alone Mike Rounds in 2002.  They really are living in their own little universe, aren't they?

        But I'm sure that the actual professional R insiders know they're doomed from the start.  Won't stop them from encouraging delusion in the rank and file, though.

        Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable. --G.K. Chesterton

        by Progressive Witness on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 03:18:35 PM PST

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  •  You missed the chance for a great double entendre (2+ / 0-)
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    tle, esquimaux

    involving the word 'Johnson' in your poll.

    This space for rent.

    by bherner on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 02:52:15 PM PST

  •  Heh heh (1+ / 0-)
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    Where are you from in South Dakota?

    As a South Dakota blogger I'm very much looking forward to this.

    Obama/Richardson '08! *Richardson as VP (1) latinos, (2) SW states, (3) foreign policy exp, (4) exec exp

    by Tetris on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 03:08:04 PM PST

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