Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. – Dale Carnegie
Today’s quick hits deal with:
- The Gianforte Interview
- Bill Maher & Gianforte
- Montana Democrats
- Trump & Manning
The Gianforte Interview:
Veteran reporter Mike Dennison of MTN News should probably receive a medal or a bonus or both for being the first reporter to interview Representative-elect Greg Gianforte since he was charged with the assault of a reporter.
Gianforte mentioned during the interview that he’d like to see “a return to more civility (in politics), on both sides, honestly.”
That would be nice. During the last two Gianforte campaigns, it appeared that he was quick to go negative with his ads.
Nonetheless, it looks like Dennison escaped from the interview unscathed – so good job Mike!
You can read/watch the whole interview HERE.
Bill Maher & Gianforte:
On Friday night’s HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher” Maher crossed the line when he used the “N” word during his one on one interview with U.S. Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska.
Maher later apologized.
Later in the show, Maher spoke about the recent election in Montana where Greg Gianforte was charged with assaulting a reporter and still won. He then talked about how terrible the Democrats are at winning races saying, “Even Radio Shack is like how are you guys even in business?”
You can watch the whole section about Gianforte and the Democrats here (be aware of crude language):
Maher believes the Democrats need to meet the Republicans on their level. He may be on to something.
In case you missed it, Lee Newspapers posted a story over the weekend titled, “After defeats, Montana Democrats seek to deepen pool of candidates.” You can read it HERE.
That’s a good idea. One thing they need to do is conduct some background checks on possible candidates before they throw their support behind them.
I wrote an e-book about vetting candidates. It’s only 99 cents, and it may save some embarrassment down the road.
Trump & Manning:
It looks like former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning played golf with President Trump over the weekend. It was also reported that U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) played golf with them. (The Hill)
Manning played college football at Tennessee. He could probably win a statewide election pretty easily there.
Manning’s odds might be better if he stopped hanging out with Trump.