So we should assume that the GOP power brokers are currently holding an emergency meeting in a smoke-filled room somewhere, urgently trying to decide how to handle a shocking development within the party: the four major candidates running for Governor are all from out of state.
Interestingly, Steve Bullock, the dems’ gub hopeful, was born and bred in Montana, but the GOP constantly attacks him (and even ran ads against him when he ran for AG) for having dared to attend law school in New York. And of course current Gov Brian Schweitzer was born in Havre, but the GOP often goes after him for his simply leaving the state on business.
So its a major embarrassment. Not a single GOP primary candidate can pass their own Montana purity test. This is an awful calamity that requires some remedy, quickly.
Because how on earth can anyone possibly be a dedicated public servant if he or she was born in another state? It’s inconceivable–a non-starter. Its as bad as if we had a Kenyan-born American president.
Also, other Republican out-of-state spies have previously infiltrated Montana politics. Conrad Burns was from Missouri. Roy Brown (2008 gubernatorial nominee) is from Wyoming and Steve Daines, Roy’s 2008 ticketmate and likely 2012 GOP nominee for Congress, was born in California. And Dave Lewis, lieutenant governor candidate in 2004, was born in South Dakota (meaning, shockingly, that only 1 out of 4 of the men on the last two gubernatorial tickets was from Montana.)