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A Rebel Yell for Montana

Confirming a story that was first reported here at the Cowgirl blog,  TEA Party Republican Derek Skees, confederate sympathizer who has tried to set up his own Little South amid the ultra-right-wing colony in the Flathead, has announced his candidacy for State Auditor. Skees will…

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Legislator Pens Hilarious Rebuttal Letter

An angry TEA Party state legislator has taken issue with a letter to the editor which criticizes him and lashed out in response with a hilarious rebuttal:  “Derek Skees presentation: Letter riddled with errors.” The letter writer, in “Skees provided boring lesson in free speech tolerance,” criticizes Skees…

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Happy 19th Amendment Ratification Day

Though we celebrate Women’s Suffrage Day on August 26th, August 18th is actually the date that the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1920. It’s a great day to celebrate the value of this amendment to the lives of all Montanans.  Because women…

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Angry Whitefish Legislator: I’m Not Hitler

In a letter to the editor in this week’s Whitefish Pilot, TEA Party Republican Rep. Derek Skees decries the fact that he’s been linked to extremists and tries to say that arguments made against voting for him during the last election were “inaccurate.”  Too bad…

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Will Skees Run in Whitefish?

It’s hard to imagine that TEA Party Republican Derek Skees (R-Whitefish Kalispell) could get reelected in House District 4, a moderate democratic district–especially with Tom Muri in the race (Muri doesn’t appear to have a website yet).  The 2010 voter electorate was a very conservative…

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Words and Actions

This week there have been a couple of  posts over at Intelligent Discontent about Jesse Laslovich and abortion rights.  One post, combined with some of the comments under it, says basically that a democratic primary “should not be about labels but issue positions“.  Another lauds…

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Rerun

If as they say, “a week can be an eternity in politics” a month must be another matter entirely to a Helena TEA Partier who apparently forgot that he already announced his candidacy for office last month and announced again today.   Either that, or…

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The More Information, the Better

Interesting discussion going on at Intelligent Discontent here and here about the choice voting record of Jesse Laslovich, a former legislator who is running for AG.  The issue was also mentioned in passing by a guest poster here a while back.  Whether a couple of…

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GUEST POST: Handicapping the 2012 AG Race

After reading Montanafesto’s analysis of the latest GOPer to enter the 2012 Governor’s race in Montana, I thought folks here might be interested in a look at the Dems that are being talked about for a possible AG run in Montana and Cowgirl has kindly…

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