Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Gianforte Ad, Sea-Tac, & Poll

The older I get, the earlier it gets late. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Gianforte for U.S. Congress Campaign Ad
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • TWW Poll: U.S. Space Force?

Gianforte for U.S. Congress:

Republican U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte came out of the gate with a pretty harsh attack ad against his opponent, Democrat Kathleen Williams.

The ad says that the radicals who want to abolish ICE are supporting Williams. The ad says that Williams will vote with Nancy Pelosi for open borders and amnesty and that she is so extreme she supports the Iranian nuclear deal.

I did not see any documentation during the ad to support these assertions.

I thought Gianforte would come out with an introductory campaign ad – maybe with his family sightseeing somewhere in Montana in their expensive gear.

Gianforte needs to come across as a kinder and gentler fellow – and not a thug. I am not sure this ad does it for him.

You can see the full ad HERE.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport:

The security at the Sea-Tac airport has been beefed up since a Horizon Air employee stole an airplane from the airport and died when he later crashed the aircraft. (USA Today)

It’s another thing our security officials have to worry about.

That incident at Sea-Tac reminded me of my dealings with security there several years ago. The officials in charge of security were so worried about security that they told a family of a fallen hero they could not meet their son’s body on the tarmac. After the family contacted Sen. Burns’ office, I contacted the head of security at Sea-Tac and made them an offer they could not refuse. The family met the plane on the tarmac.

Sometimes people involved in security take it too far.

TWW Poll: U.S. Space Force?

I have a poll up asking readers, “Do you agree with the Trump Administration’s plan to create the U.S. Space Force?”

You can vote in the poll by clicking HERE.

The results will be released on Thursday.