The Wednesday Read: Opinions, Nastiest, Slurpee, & SCOTUS Poll

The pen is the tongue of the mind. – Horace

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Thanks for your opinion, but…
  • The Nasty Poll
  • Free Slurpee Day
  • SCOTUS Poll

Thanks for your opinion, but…

When an announcement is made about a new Supreme Court pick, politicians who don’t have a vote on the issue chime in to get a little publicity.

Frankly, there are only two people in Montana who I want to hear their opinion about the President’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines.

They are the only two people who count. They actually get a vote.

For some reason, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox chimed in and since he is a Republican, he liked the President’s pick. Surprise, surprise, surprise. If he did not like the pick, would he have said anything?

Greg Gianforte may actually think he gets to vote on the nominee because he thinks it’s the same as a bill on capitol hill. Gianforte is a U.S. Representative, a Republican, and he likes the pick, too.

Democrats are just as bad…

Gianforte’s opponent this fall, Kathleen Williams, a Democrat, gave her opinion. She was a little more guarded and wants the Senate to “take the time to adequately vet this nominee.”

Montana Governor Steve Bullock, a Democrat, who may be running for President, gave us his opinion and said the nominee should respect “the rights of Americans and rejects activists’ invitations to tinker with settled law.” Yawn.

Note to Bullock: Don’t run for President. Somebody close to you is not being honest. You can’t win, but you can become a U.S. Senator from Montana a lot easier.

I can’t wait to hear the thoughts about the Supreme Court nominee from my local county or city commissioner.

Congrats to all those politicians who don’t matter getting their name in the news for something they have no control over.

The Nasty Poll:

On July 2 I asked readers who they thought was the nastiest: President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, Sean Hannity of Fox News, or Jim Acosta of CNN. Here are the results:

Maxine Waters: 56%
Jim Acosta: 20%
Sean Hannity: 13%
Donald Trump: 11%

Thanks to all who voted!

Special Announcement:

Today is July 11, 2018. That means it’s 7-11 day at 7-Eleven and you can get a free Slurpee drink today at one of the 7,895 locations in the USA.

It looks like the closest store to Montana is in Post Falls, Idaho. Road trip?


Don’t forget to give your opinion about the President’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court at The Western Word poll!

Click HERE to participate.