Instead of dealing with the federal government take over of more South Dakota land, Pat Powers continues to lie and defend Tony Dean. Here is a comment he made on his blog where he is being challenged to take a position on Tim Johnson's Tony Dean legislation by his readers:
Tony was first and foremost a conservationist, as opposed to being political.
However, I also recognize there were many times he stood with the GOP, as opposed to the times he stood against it.
I dare say he spent more days of his lifetime supporting the GOP than Sibby has so far.
Maybe Sibby continues to go after him for the sake of jealousy.
Instead of making false accusations, why can't Pat Powers deal with the issues. I hunted with Tony Dean before he passed away, and I will cherish that time with him forever. I do appreciate what Tony believed in. I simply disagreed on the "how" part.
We should not continue down the road to serfdom. And as timed as passed, my experiences have taught me that both parties are going down the wrong road. We should drop the partisan politics and instead have a truthful discussion on the issues. The main problem I had with Tony Dean was that he refused to accept the truth about Tim Johnson's voting record on Bill Clinton's attack on gun shows.