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Stapleton starts measuring the drapes

Isn’t it just a little too early for this? With typical GOP presumptive hubris, Corey Stapleton has already started trying to gain control over the Montana University System by sending them crazy letters, one of which is apparently already making the rounds, and was forwarded…



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When does “wacky” translate to unelectable?

I’m just wondering, where, exactly, the Montana Republican Party thinks that the line should be drawn. In sync with a national election year trend,  ala Rand “Secret Society” Paul and Sharron “Armed Insurrection” Angle, the deeply unusual pool of Republican candidates now include a guy…



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What is the Helena IR hiding?

How pathetic is it that the Helena Independent Record remains the top source of news for Montana’s capitol city? They are ignoring the Congressional race, Rehberg’s anti-teacher vote, McDonald’s MEA-MFT endorsement, the GOP’s baseless attacks on the Helena School District, and the potential fall-out of…


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McDonald secures key endorsement

I was pleased to see that the political action committee of Montana’s Teacher’s Union (MEA-MFT – MEA-MFT COPE) has unanimously voted to recommend Dennis McDonald for election to Montana’s lone congressional seat. Just last week Congressman Rehberg turned his back on school teachers and health care for…


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Latest on the forest jobs bill

Matthew Koehler and Problembear, who have been following this bill since the beginning, left some interesting comments when I asked what they though of the latest opinion piece on the bill on NewWest.   What are others hearing? Koehler: MT Cowgirl. Thanks for the reply….



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Dumbest idea of the week

This one comes to us from Jerry O’Neil, whom we know as the champion of the fake legal industry.  O’Neil now wants to bring his somewhat doubtful skills to the legislature to allow a fake medical industry to flourish in Montana. O’Neil promises in his Tea Party…


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This is smart

The Montana Women Pipeline Project just announced its endorsed candidates for this November’s legislative races. The Pipeline describes itself as sort of a local Montana version of Emily’s List (which supports pro-choice women Democratic candidates) This group works to elect progressive Democratic women in Montana.  It…


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Corey Stapleton: “Most Inspirational Wrestler” for Governor

When our friend Corey Stapleton first announced that he was running for Governor, we can admit that we laughed. Afterall, he went on about “childhood addictions” on his wikipedia page and had some trouble figuring out whether or not you could be a native Montanan…


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Sinrud Appears to Have Committed Crime, Lobbied Illegally

Someone sent me a tip the other day, that John Sinrud broke the law in late 2009 because he appeared as a lobbyist to lobby on behalf of the Northwest Montana Realtors. It appears that the tipster was correct.  Mr. Sinrud left the State Legislature…