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Fail

Derek Skees (R-TEA Whitefish Kalispell) pledged during his campaign that he he would run Montana like a business. Unfortunately, he seems to be using the business model of his R-TEA colleauge, Rep. James Knox (R-TEA Billings) as his guide. In addition to the alleged legal…





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An Angry Man

Why, exactly, Denny Rehberg was so red in the face as he addressed the joint session of the state legislature yesterday is unclear. But he was definitely an angry man. The speech was entirely negative (in stark contrast to Schweitzer’s  upbeat and generally optimistic State of…



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So Stupid

Let’s face it.  Sometimes politicians do stupid things.  And yesterday, Derek Skees, R-TEA-Whitefish Kalispell, may have won first prize in this category with his bills to to kill green energy jobs. In 2004 there was not a single megawatt of wind power being generated in…




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Nutwatch

The big political story of the legislative session could turn out to be the anticipated consequences in the next elections of the Montana GOP’s foray into extremism and nuttiness. True, the negative sentiment nationally over the health care bill and the national economy helped elect…