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 Keystone XL Pipeline, which Rehberg promptly posted onto his campaign web page, he goes out of his way to praise the popular Schweitzer.
“Governor Brian Schweitzer did a great job negotiating that on-ramp,”
Rehberg says, referring to efforts by Schweitzer to ensure that the pipeline, if built, will allow Montana oil producers to put their oil onto the pipeline for delivery to refineries.
This is not the first time Rehberg has singled out Schweitzer for some kudos. What’s delicious about this irony is the fact that once upon a time, Rehberg‘s goons made it their main focus to go after Schweitzer, guns ablazing. But after a few years of the negative tactics, Schweitzer received a 66% re-election margin and so the GOP gave up on the futile assasination attempts. Now, Schweitzer is their pal.