Correct me if I’m wrong here, but isn’t one of the main economic development plans of Republican gubernatorial candidate, and successful software engineer Greg Gianforte centered around telecommuting as a means of keeping Montana’s best assets in Montana? With his expertise, and undoubtedly countless contacts in the software engineering field, it seems a goal he could even accomplish without the need for executive authority.
Perhaps that is why my reaction to this recent post was innately that of amusement and gratitude (for the gift of irony if nothing else):
It seems there are a couple possible explanations here. Representative Nick Schwaderer may not have the chops to make it in Montana. He may not have met Gianforte; or just didn’t think to ask him for job leads. Perhaps, like so many others, Gianforte just doesn’t see Schwaderer as a Montana asset.
Wherever Schwaderer lands, let us hope they value things like personal responsibility, that he might learn to own his choices rather than claim he is the victim of his opportunities. If you see any genuine Montana assets who’ve stuck around, please let them know that, when all was said and done, Schwaderer created at least one job.