February 2012

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A Fine Jurist

Judge Richard Cebull, the federal judge in Billings who was “strongly recommended” by Max Baucus and Conrad Burns in 2002, was busted yesterday for sending a racist email to his friends. The email contained a joke about Obama, the implication of which is that Obama’s…

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Rehberg Jokes About Drunken Boating Accidents

Talking Points Memo wrote this week about the poor judgement of Congressman Rehberg, who joked publicly about a drunken boating accident. It’s a bizarre thing to do after Rehberg’s alcohol-related boating incident on Flathead Lake, when neither Rehberg nor any of his staff bothered to designate a…



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A Poem for Scotty Sales

This has been making the rounds on email today, author unknown.  I’ve posted it here in its entirety.  –Cowgirl First, house speaker Scotty Sales, Libeled Lincoln with his tales, Sop intended for the right, They’d stand together in their might   Koop and Butcher heard…


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Ravalli County Republicans Confess Budget Incompetence

Ravalli County Commissioner Suzy Foss has written a tell-all opinion piece this week confessing the budget incompetence of the County Commission, all Republicans. The Ravalli Republicans’ budget failures remind one of the fiasco created by GOP-ers in the Montana Legislature, who ginned up a fake budget crisis…



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Political Quick Hits

Justices Want Supreme Court to Hear Montana Challenge to Citizens United The Washington Post is reporting that two  justices are suggesting that the Supreme Court reconsider the Citizens United decision. Justice Ginsberg wrote: “Montana’s experience, and experience elsewhere since this court’s decision in Citizens United v….


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Desperate Denny

Denny Rehberg, who is trailing in some polls and has been unable to raise even half as much money as Jon Tester, has now resorted to hugging Brian Schweitzer in an effort to get some traction with persuadable voters. In a news story about the…


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Bob Keenan’s Crystal Ball

In 2006, Republican Bob Keenan mounted an insurgent primary campaign against Sen. Conrad Burns for the U.S. Senate with a single prediction.    Keenan predicted Burns’ shady past would cost Republicans the Senate seat. After announcing his campaign from a beach in Costa Rica, he travelled…