The Monday Memo

A wise man makes his own decisions. An ignorant man follows public opinion. ― Grantland Rice

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

  • Montana Endorsements
  • Trump & COVID-19
  • Debate Freefall


I remember back a few years when newspaper endorsements were a big deal. That’s not the case these days, except for maybe some major newspapers.

Here are some endorsements that I’ve seen recently: :

  • The Bozeman Daily Chronicle endorsed Kathleen Williams for the U.S. House At-Large seat. Read about it HERE.
  • The Billings Gazette endorsed Troy Downing for State Auditor. Read their endorsement HERE.

The Helena Independent Record made several endorsements:

  • Austin Knudsen for Attorney General.
  • Melissa Romano for superintendent of public instruction.
  • Christi Jacobsen for Secretary of State.
  • Shane Morigeau for State Auditor.

Read the Helena IR endorsements HERE.

Do you agree or disagree with their picks?


Late Friday afternoon President Donald Trump was flown to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as a precaution. He walked to the helicopter with a mask on.

Trump has not been on Twitter as much as he usually is, so he must be sick.

There are reports that he has had to take oxygen and the Associated Press reported that along with a steroid, Trump has been treated with two experimental drugs.

It is not known if Trump asked to be injected with bleach or other disinfectants…

The information relayed by his medical team has been lacking, sometimes misleading, and downright confusing. With Trump’s tendency to lie about almost everything, it’s hard to trust what he is allowing his medical team to report.

Read: What we know, and what we don’t, about Trump’s diagnosis HERE.

On Sunday, Trump decided to venture outside the hospital in what can only be described as one of the more idiotic moves by a President:

The Associated Press reported it this way:

Infected and contagious, President Donald Trump briefly ventured out in a motorcade on Sunday to salute cheering supporters, a move that disregarded precautions meant to contain the deadly virus that has forced his hospitalization and killed more than 209,000 Americans.

The AP quoted an attending physician at Walter Reed:

“This is insanity,” Dr. James P. Phillips, an attending physician at Walter Reed who is a critic of Trump and his handling of the pandemic. “Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die.”

“For political theater,” the doctor added. “Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater.”

The doctor is spot on!


A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal National Poll shows Joe Biden leading Donald Trump 53-39. That is Biden +14. That’s big.

One poll that caught my attention was in conservative Missouri. Trump is only beating Biden by 5 points.

As for the battleground states, Biden is leading Trump in all of them according to Real Clear Politics.

## VOTE ##

5 thoughts on “The Monday Memo

  1. There’s isn’t a rightwingnut at the top of ticket that isn’t a criminal, incompetent, or both.

    And I have my doubts about some of the candidates for the lege and lesser offices.

  2. “The article added that the top executive at CrossHarbor Capital Partners, which owns the club, also donated to Daines, who “has not co-sponsored legislation” that would implement reforms to the program. Investor Brian Su, who advocates for EB-5 visas, donated tens of thousands to Daines and other Republicans after Daines voted to extend the program without any reforms to address potential fraud.

    Daines reportedly met with Su, a major Republican donor, at the Yellowstone Club at the invitation of CrossHarbor Capital Partners before voting for the extension. He received an influx of donations from the company’s executives two days after the vote.”

  3. Aside from the bleach, it’s telling that when Trump himself gets sick he’s being treated with real anti-cvirus drugs as prescribed by real doctors, and no mention at all of his quack hydroxychloroquine home remedy he was hawking for the rest of America. “What has he got to lose?”

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