How are we supposed to believe that James Knox is in touch with the needs and views of the people of his district in the Billings Heights when he’s not even in touch with himself?
In the comments to a Billings Gazette opinion piece endorsing his opponent for city council last election cycle, James Knox logged on as jknox65 (whose profile says he is a fan of the Billings Heights) and defended himself in the third person, as if he was a separate human being. Here’s what he had to say about himself.
First, Knox says he came to his own door to campaign in the rain:
I must applaud Mr. Knox for he is running hard and showing through actions that he wants the position of serving us in the heights. He came to my home while it was raining, thought it was odd he was willing to campaign in the rain, but I could see no alternate motives at all.
I keep reading how people in Billings want representatives that will listen and consider different options. Why not consider Knox? He is running a good company in two states. Perhaps he can bring some good ideas to Billings City Council? Someone here said there is a reason Cimmino was not elected previously and I think they are right.
Then he praises his own weird behavior as “courage”:
The reality is this. Two candidates have tossed their name in the race. One is out there saying hey I am running and hard, the other is running on her name from long ago. Though I don’t knock her for running, seems many want to knock Mr Knox (no pun intended) for putting his funds and effort into this race. Can we really say he is wrong for this? NO! I think we need to consider him and his stances. He has even responded here, the only time I have seen a posting and the man had the courage to put his name to what he said. Most of you have not except after he asked you too. He also put his web site in his comment so others could find out more. How much more transparent can you be. Nice one Mr. Knox!
Examples of just how out of touch James Knox is with the needs and challenges facing the people of Montana abound. Knox sides with insurance companies, is endorsed by the Tea Party and Roger Koopman, and is rumored to be a homeschooler.
Pam Ellis is the person we need in the legislature. UPDATE: Pam Ellis just launched a sleek new website.