Isn’t it just a little too early for this?
With typical GOP presumptive hubris, Corey Stapleton has already started trying to gain control over the Montana University System by sending them crazy letters, one of which is apparently already making the rounds, and was forwarded to me by a tipster the other day.
Stapleton starts the letter by acknowledging he has no right to be doing this, then proceeds by plowing awkwardly over this acknowledgement.
I don’t know whether I’ll be successful or not, in my race for Governor.Obviously your organization wouldn’t go out of your way to accommodate my thoughts or higher education initiatives this early in the electoral process. But I did want you to know, and prepare as necessary, that should I win the nomination MUS will be front and center in my policy initiatives.I will need to know what you’re trying to accomplish, in depth, and look forward to a high-trust partnership with MUS and the Regents on issues from a successful campaign.
After the presumption comes the weird, in the form of this cringe-inducing concluding paragraph, complete with a little smiley face icon. Yikes.
In the coming months, I will provide the leadership on these issues (and others) so that you now my sincerity. It is not my style to intimidate or embarrass, and in return I hope you will recognize that shared risks are about, yet we serve in our societal positions to steward these very types of magnificent issues. Let’s do something great!If I lose, you can disregard this letter (imagine smiley face icon here or view the original letter)
Perhaps the first interaction Stapleton should have with higher education folks should come in the form of a remedial writing class…