Bill Janklow must resign, now

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Aug. 20 — U.S. Rep. Bill Janklow was driving between 70 and 75 mph when he ran a stop sign and collided with a motorcycle, killing the biker, according to an accident report released by the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The speed limit on the road is 55 mph.

THE REPORT increases the likelihood of prosecutors’ bringing criminal charges against the former four-term governor, who has exerted enormous political power in South Dakota politics for nearly 30 years.


I rode a motorcycle for a number of years (an old BMW R75/5, for those of you who care about these things), and I can assure you that reckless morons like Bill Janklow are every motorcyclist’s nightmare.