July 2012

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Political Quick Hits

Say No To Congressman Hill’s Sales Tax That’s the name of the new Facebook page against Rick Hill’s public support for the sales tax. The new page (which has an associated Twitter account called @HillSalesTax), highlights the increased cost that people would have to pay…

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Trouble for Taylor

Polson software entrepreneur Nancy Lindsey announced her run for State Senate District 6 this week after the previous candidate withdrew from the race.    The District is an open seat previously held by Republican Sen. Carmine Mowbray.  Mowbray was defeated in the GOP primary by…


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Baucus Wants Corporate Money Out of Politics

I hate to kick a guy when he’s down, but not if he is asking for it.  It is really absurd that Max Baucus has now jumped on the anti-Citizens United bandwagon. A few days ago, a Montana democrat forwarded to me an e-mail from Max…


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A Commissioner’s Wrath

There’s an interesting article in today’s Helena IR about Helena City Commissioner Dan Ellison (the conservative on the commission).  Mr. Ellison used last night’s City Commission meeting to  publicly assail one of the IR‘s best reporters, Sanjay Talwani. It looks like Mr. Ellison felt that…


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Inside Job

The Montana Republican Party is always ranting about the supposed fraud they claim is being perpetrated in Montana elections.   The unfounded belief that our elections are being stolen by fraudulent voters is now an essential piece of right-wing orthodoxy–even though these folks are never…


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Daines Under Fire

Congressional candidate Kim Gillan had strong words for Steve Daines today after the fundraising event he had this weekend with Rick Santorum as his guest of honor.  Cowgirl readers will recall that during his presidential campaign, Rick Santorum that told CNN that said rape victims…


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Steve Daines Finally Speaks His Mind

Rick Santorum joined Steve Daines for a fundraiser in Cascade on Sunday.  Santorum is the GOP presidential candidate who promised a war on pornography if elected.  Daines refused to say if he agrees with Santorum’s priorities.  For that matter, Daines hasn’t said what he wants to do…


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Political Quick Hits

Outhouse Re-Outed Remember Republican who created the bullet ridden “Obama Outhouse” that shocked the country when it made an appearance at the Montana Republican State Convention?  It seems its creator thought it was much to clever to keep it in the shed,  as he promised in…



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A Blogger Gets Schooled

It’s the perfect time to catch up with Montana’s political podcast PoliticktickBOOM, which I first wrote about when it launched this spring. That’s because in this week’s episode, host Kevin Hamm features conservative blogger Dustin Hurst of the Montana Watchdog getting absolutely schooled by progressive…


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GOP Legislator Arrested After Bizarre Incident

The Livingston Enterprise is reporting on the bizarre incident involving former GOP legislator Joel Boniek, (R-Livingston), that led to Boniek’s arrest. Police allege that Boniek ran a road block  and then “allegedly argued with the officers and eventually ‘dropped his left hand near what looked…


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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to…

….Steve Daines, the Republican millionaire who makes his money shipping American jobs overseas. Mr. Daines first revealed his hypocrisy to Montana voters when he said that we need more transparency in Congress. If Daines really wants more transparency in Congress, he should probably remove himself…