Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position. – Brian Tracy

Tuesday’s Quick Hits is the column where I post a short narrative from recent major stories and provide brief commentary.

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Impeachment Trial
  • Lincoln-Reagan Dinner
  • The Circus
  • Super Bowl Poll


I heard someone recently say that Democrats want to call witnesses in the impeachment trial because it will show that Trump is guilty. Then they said that Republicans don’t want to call witnesses in the impeachment trial because if they do it will show that Trump is guilty.

For my friends on the far right and those reading this who are residing in or who were born in Iowa, you may need to read the above paragraph a time or two to get it.

It kind of makes sense, if you think about it.

One thing that we have discovered in the last few days is that former national security adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book is going to be a best seller. The title of the book is “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.” Its release date is March 17. (Amazon)

The New York Times reported that Bolton said Trump told him during a meeting in August that he did not want to release the military aid until Ukraine provided information related to the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton and Biden. (USA Today)

Will this new information be enough to get enough Republicans to vote to have witnesses, like Bolton, in the Senate? Will Mitch McConnell even allow a vote on witnesses?

I’m still betting this trial is over quickly – maybe this week. Trump will not be convicted and that’s all we’ll hear for the rest of the election cycle. The Democrats did not have enough on Trump – it became a partisan impeachment when no Republicans voted for it in the House.

The biggest question – Have the Democrats done enough damage to prevent Trump from being re-elected?


When I was involved in politics I attended many Lincoln–Reagan dinners across the state. It got pretty boring hearing mostly the same stump speeches from the candidates. Sometimes the food was pretty good, sometimes not so good.

I saw an advertisement in the Great Falls Tribune about the Cascade County Lincoln-Reagan dinner. It’s February 1 in Great Falls at the Holiday Inn. The event will feature former State Senator, Congressman, and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

The tickets are $50 a person or $65 at the door. For more info, click HERE.

I think I will pass…

I doubt Abe and Ronnie would like what the Republican Party has become in the last few years. I imagine they would be ashamed of the current leader, Donald Trump.


“The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth” made its season 5 premiere Sunday evening. It’s a great show for political junkies. It airs on Showtime at 8:00 ET. John Heilemann. Mark McKinnon and Alex Wagner travel around the country following candidates and asking questions while they keep an eye on Washington.

For more information, click HERE.


On Sunday, February 2, 2020, the Kansas City Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. The game will be played in Miami at Hard Rock Stadium. The game will be televised on Fox and it starts at 6:30 ET.

The Western Word poll asks, “Who do you think will win, Chiefs or 49ers?”

Vote by clicking HERE.

The results will be posted Friday!