There are few things in this world that bother me more than that folksy, gee whiz, aren’t the little people so much better than those pointy-headed intellectuals bullshit we hear so often from the right wing. The South Dakota GOP just put out an ad for a House candidate that puts this provincial anti-intellectualism on stark display. You see, while the Democrat was busy getting college degrees and traveling the world working on environmental problems, the Republican was home running the family farm. As though that was a qualification for office. But hey, she did win an award from a soybean association. They did everything but claim that he once ate a meal with French cheese and arugula.