It’s time to honor the top political posts of 2011 from other Montana political blogs. Here are the 2011 award winners.
Sometimes a picture says it all. James Conner of the Flathead Memo is not just a great political writer. He’s a top notch photographer too. His photo of Dennis Rehberg boldly marching in the Kalispell 4th of July Parade between two fire trucks is priceless. In spite of Rehberg’s phony attempt to appear supportive of firefighters, Rehberg’s lawyers were busy working on his frivolous lawsuit against Billings firefighters. Rehberg sought a bailout from Billings taxpayers after his scrub brush was burned in a forest fire.
It’s great that Montana is seeing more women bloggers. Especially women with backbone like Montanafesto. First, she broke the Rick Hill mermaid scandal: Republican Rick Hill’s Mermaid Mistress: A Sordid Tail.
She also provided the best ever description of a campaign event. In a comment here on the Montana Cowgirl Blog, she described Jeff Essmann’s campaign announcement for governor as “an exciting world class event.” So funny.
D. Gregory Smith at From Eternity to Here held the Montana Republican Party’s feet to the fire for their official platform position claiming it should be illegal to be gay in Montana. Read Montana Republicans: Officially Homophobes And Bigots?
Rob Kailey at Left in the West has connections to the national online community. He represented Montana at Netroots Nation in 2011. His posts are a often good source of information on how the rest of the world views right wing activity in Montana. High Country Extremism is but one great example of this.
Pogie has posted a list of the most popular 2011 blog posts from Intelligent Discontent. There are several great posts on the list, especially: How Eager Are Progressives to Elect Senator Rehberg?
The Button Valley Bugle expressed outrage on behalf of all Montanans when it was uncovered that we were all contributing to TEA Party Republican Dennis Rehberg’s campaign for U.S. Senate–without our knowledge. Franking my dear, you should give a damn is a great post.