Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Poll, Clerk, Trump, & Thoughts

All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. – Sean O’Casey

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Big Sky Poll
  • Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court
  • Trump Spikes the Ball
  • Final Thoughts

Big Sky Poll:

The results of an August Big Sky Poll were just released which puzzled a few people.

I think James Conner over at the Flathead Memo said it best in his tweet:

The results of a poll conducted in August should be released in August, not October.

The Big Sky Poll was conducted August 13-31.

The poll shows that U.S. Senator Jon Tester leads Matt Rosendale 56%-32% and Kathleen Williams is leading U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte 52%-38%.

You can read the rest of the results HERE.

Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court:

Applause to MTN’s Mike Dennison for reporting on the Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court race which has Republican Bowen Greenwood, Democrat Rex Renk, and Libertarian Roger Roots running for the open seat. You can read the full report HERE.

Renk has been the deputy clerk for 23 years. He said in the interview it should not be a partisan office. I agree with Renk’s comments.

I’ve known Bowen Greenwood for several years, and I’m sure he would do a fantastic job if elected. He might even shake things up a bit. I’m sure it’s a little stale in that office with the previous clerk holding the office for many years.

Trump Spikes the Ball:

When you are winning you can call for an almost prime-time ceremonial swearing in of a controversial Supreme Court Justice just to spike the ball in the losers’ face.

As the Associated Press (AP) put it, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in —again, for the cameras, this time — Monday night at a White House ceremony.

During the ceremony, Trump apologized saying, “On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure.”

The other eight Justices were in attendance. I was waiting for Trump to say to them, “If any of you want to retire, this would be a great time to do it.”

Liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg is 85 and Stephen Breyer is 80. That has to worry those on the left.

Final Thoughts:

  • It seems during this campaign season that the only thing we can believe that we hear in the campaign commercials is the part where the candidate says, “I’m John Doe and I approved this message.”
  • Maybe the people who want to do away with the Electoral College should first think about finding a stronger candidate to run for President.
  • Here in Montana absentee ballots will be mailed on Friday (Oct. 12). I would suggest holding off on completing your ballot. You never know what will happen between now and Election Day (if you know what I mean). Also, just because you send your ballot in, that does not mean the campaign commercials stop.
  • I contacted Spectrum about my cable/internet outage from Thursday through Saturday and was given credit for the time it was down. #Winning
  • From the “This is really dumb file” – After stopping the game to present New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees with a certificate and take his photo after he broke the NFL record for career passing yards, a ref flagged the Saints for excessive celebration, and they were hit with a 15-yard penalty on the ensuing kickoff. (DeadSpin.com)