Posts Tagged ‘ politics ’

Lowdown

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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 open caucus meetings that are announced on the House and Senate floors and held in meeting rooms during a recess in floor action are...

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#mtpol

Monday, November 5, 2012
#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. One of them was filmed at the barber shop at Smelter and Division; seeing Tester’s smiling face pop up over the newspaper as he...

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Paper Push

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Paper Push

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

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Announcing The Announcement

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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 at all levels of politics. As I commented over at Jack’s place: “I absolutely HATE that politicians (of all stripes) release announcements that they...

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