Mermaids are making quite a splash in the news this week. CNN is reporting that Montana has the number one live mermaid performance venue. Mermaids also appeared in the local news. Though for the Great Falls conservative radio host who referenced mermaid venues in a column this week, they are the stuff of outrage rather than joy.
Radio host Rick Tyron writes that he is upset by “a reference to “Rick Hill as “Rick Sip & Dip Hill” he encountered on Facebook. GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill can’t be too pleased about the column, which only serves to remind Tribune readers of some sordid details of Hill’s adulterous past.
Hill has admitted in the Great Falls Tribune that while married with young children, he was having an affair with a barmaid at a lounge in Great Falls. At this bar, waitresses take turns slipping into bikinis and mermaid tails and jumping into a tank behind the bar, swimming around and blowing kisses to the patrons.
The author is also upset by a Facebook photo of Eddie Munster “mocking the resemblance to Rehberg” and a pic of a local Republican legislator and his TEA Party partner in full costume with the title “Batcrap Crazy X2.”