Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. – Warren Buffett
Today’s quick hits deal with:
- Guthrie McLean
- Fire Emergency
- Senator Daines
- Anthony Scaramucci
It was good to hear that University of Montana student Guthrie McLean was released by Chinese authorities after being held for about a week. McLean allegedly injured a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute. (AP)
The release was announced by U.S. Senator Steve Daines. Although members of the congressional delegation worked on the issue, Daines won the publicity battle during the detention.
Helping constituents is one of the most important duties of our federally-elected officials.
Montana Fire Emergency:
On Sunday Montana Governor Steve Bullock issued an executive order declaring a fire emergency in Montana. (KTVH)
It’s very dry and dangerous out there. Please keep all those fighting the fires and those who have property in the path of these destructive wildfires in your prayers.
Come Home, Senator Daines:
The Missoulian editorial board believes it is time for U.S. Senator Steve Daines “to come home to face his constituents – and the music” in their Sunday editorial.
They also contend that while holding face-to-face public meetings will undoubtedly be an uncomfortable experience for Montana’s Republican senator at times, it is increasingly necessary.
I agree with that. Daines is starting to act like a coward.
Come home, Daines, come home…
Anthony Scaramucci is the new Communications Director for the Trump White House. With Scaramucci’s hiring, Press Secretary Sean Spicer decided to resign. Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes Spicer’s place.
I think Sean Spicer and Melissa McCarthy should co-host the first show of the new season of Saturday Night Live this fall.
Scaramucci addressed the media on Friday. The best word I can use to describe him is “glib.”
Scaramucci has donated to both Democrats and Republicans. According to the Washington Examiner, Scaramucci has donated to John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and to Al Gore.
We’ll see how he does. He made the Sunday show rounds over the weekend. He’s a smooth talker and we’ll see if his mouth gets him in trouble.
The Hill has some more information about Scaramucci HERE.