And all the politicians merely players who strut and fret their hour making their exits and their entrances; and most in their time play many parts.
During the next few weeks political junkies can anticipate the grand performance at the September 24 (Government Operations and Audit Committee) GOAC hearing. Chairperson State Senator Larry Tidemann has invited Joop Bollen to attend and explain how money went through his non-banks and disappeared into the ether. Democrats have invited Governor Dennis Daugaard and former governor Mike Rounds to explain their roles in EB-5, Norther Beef Packers, and expensive but guaranteed visas.
Susan Wismer has sought to recuse herself from the proceedings to avoid even the appearance of political evil. Some have opined that the lady doth protest too much.
The next few weeks will be full of sound and fury. Alas, the buildup will likely be better than the final staged performance. Bollen will decline the invitation. Rounds and Daugaard will submit letters full of legalese and jargon signifying nothing.
And those who want the truth will be left to mutter curses, not loud but deep.