Lowdown

John Adams, a reporter who covers the Montana Legislature, has an interesting entry today at his Lowdown blog. It may not sound like an interesting topic – open caucus meetings? zzzzz… – but it really is a fascinating look at Montana politics. The dirty little secret at the Capitol is that lawmakers from both parties, in both houses, have more-or-less ignored the court’s ruling…or at the spirit of the ruling. For the most part, the…


#mtpol

The number of campaign ads on TV and radio in the 2012 election in Montana is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It’s just…massive. Inescapable. Most are just infuriating, abd many of them are laced with half-truths or deception, and I don’t know a single person who isn’t sick of the ads. Have they convinced anyone to vote for or against any particular candidate? On the other hand, there are at least two light-hearted commercials.…


Paper Push

Do any of these political mailers convince any of you to vote for or against any candidate(s)?


Announcing The Announcement

Jack over at The Western Word has a quick summary of the current state of the 2012 gubernatorial race, including the news that Steve Bullock has joined the race – arguably the worst-kept secret in Montana politics this year. Politics aside – not a Democrat or Republican or Libertarian or Tea Party or Green thing – Bullock’s “teasing” of his candidacy for the last several months just ticks me off, because it happens so often…


Election 2008

And so it ends. Election 2008 draws to a close today – barring any Florida ’02 scenarios. It has not been a normal election year in Montana, as our state has seen more attention lavished on it by candidates in search of our three electoral votes than in (?) any previous election. Conspicuous by his absence, of course, is John McCain, but I don’t think that people inclined to vote for McCain would withhold their…


Esposito ’08

You know that it’s rare for me to address topics not directly related to Great Falls here…but amid all of the hoopla surrounding the McCain/Palin versus Obama/Biden presidential race, don’t forget that there are indeed other candidates. Here’s one to watch: Senator Brad Esposito. Obviously, he’s a long-shot candidate, but as Americans we owe it to ourselves to hear his stance on the issues before finally settling on a candidate. Here are some of Senator…


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