The Monday Memo

A dog will look down when they have done wrong, but a snake will look you right in the eyes. -Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Liberal Mob
  • Jared’s Secret Testing Plan
  • Biden’s Running Mate
  • One More Thing


Shane Harrington, Sheriff of Wibaux County, Montana, stars in the latest Steve Daines reelection campaign ad.

Harrington contends that Daines’ opponent, Steve Bullock, “refuses to stand up for law and order” and that his “campaign is being bankrolled by the liberal mob.” As Harrington speaks, video of protests and rioting are shown. He then throws in a line that “leftwing radicals” want to turn America into a socialist country. He closed with the line that “Steve Bullock does not share our Montana values – he’s with the liberal mob.”

For the folks reading who are new to campaigns, here is a hint: When one candidate talks about another in his/her campaign ad, the information is almost always a lie or highly exaggerated.

When I first saw the ad, I thought that Harrington was playing Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore (Robert Duvall) in the movie Apocalypse Now. You may remember the lines, “I love the smell of napalm in the morning,” or “Charlie don’t surf!”

Harrington must have been in hog heaven when the film crew came to his county of around 1,000 people to shoot some footage and have him read the script.

Finally, I don’t think (never have) that law enforcement personnel should wear their uniforms and endorse or promote political candidates in ads. It soils the badge.

You can watch the video HERE.


Vanity Fair is reporting that this spring, a team working under the president’s son-in-law produced a plan for an aggressive, coordinated national COVID-19 response that could have brought the pandemic under control. So why did the White House spike it in favor of a shambolic 50-state response?

One of the more interesting paragraphs in the story was this one:

Most troubling of all, perhaps, was a sentiment the expert said a member of Kushner’s team expressed: that because the virus had hit blue states hardest, a national plan was unnecessary and would not make sense politically. “The political folks believed that because it was going to be relegated to Democratic states, that they could blame those governors, and that would be an effective political strategy,” said the expert.

That logic may have swayed Kushner. “It was very clear that Jared was ultimately the decision maker as to what [plan] was going to come out,” the expert said.

The White House denies most of the reporting in Vanity Fair. Read the story and make up your own mind by clicking HERE.


It’s getting closer to the time when Joe Biden will announce his running mate. Back in June, these were my picks:

1. Michelle Obama
2. Kamala Harris
3. Susan Rice
4. Keisha Lance Bottoms
5. Val Demings

I think he will pick Kamala Harris.

The running mates of Donald Trump and Joe Biden are very important. These two are in their seventies.

The Hill has its list. Check it out HERE.


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