The Wednesday Read: DUI, Monica, & Mitt

The bad news is I accidentally took the wrong medicine this morning. The good news is I’m now protected against fleas and worms for the next 3 months. –Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • Montana’s DUI Laws
  • Monica Lindeen
  • Mitt Romney

Montana’s DUI Laws:

The Great Falls Tribune is reporting that the Montana Department of Justice will work with the Montana Legislature to “overhaul” the state’s DUI laws.

Maybe I’m a skeptic, but it seems since Montana Attorney General Tim Fox’s time as AG is coming to a close and rumors are that he is running for Governor, he has decided to do some work. Fox is looking for publicity.

Like I have written before, with weak laws Montana is a drunk drivers’ paradise. The state has the reputation of a bunch of drunks driving around in their big pickups with a gun rack full of high-powered rifles.

The Montana Legislature needs to make the penalty for second and subsequent DUIs hurt the offender. Really hurt.

Besides continuing Montana’s Medicaid expansion and stopping the clowns in the legislature from giving themselves a pay increase, making the state’s DUI laws tougher is one of my top issues for this legislative session.

Hopefully, these issues will be more important than a state rock and roll song.

You can read the Great Falls Tribune article HERE.

Monica Lindeen:

On Monday the Montana Democrats announced that former Montana State Auditor and state representative Monica Lindeen was named the new Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party.

Lindeen replaces outgoing Executive Director Nancy Keenan.

Lindeen seems like a safe choice for the Montana Democrats with the 2020 elections quickly approaching. She has the experience the party needs for 2020.

The 2020 election will feature some interesting races here in Montana, like President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, and Governor. Several other statewide offices are also up for grabs.

Mitt Romney:

It looks like Mitt Romney is the designated Republican to go after President Donald Trump in 2019-2020.

Romney is the new Republican U.S. Senator from Utah and he went after Trump in an essay published in the Washington Post on January 1, saying Trump’s “conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”

Romney said he will “speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.”

I think he will be busy.

You can read the Romney opinion HERE.

I can’t wait to see Trump’s Twitter response to Romney. UPDATE: Trump responds via Twitter HERE.

 

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2 thoughts on “The Wednesday Read: DUI, Monica, & Mitt

  1. Jackie you need to address the early April Fools Joke of Sec.of State Cory Stapleton running for governor on official state e-mail.

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