Quote for the day…
I don’t really get upset over much nowadays. I observe, I listen and then treat your ass accordingly. – Unknown
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- The Western Word Poll
- Donald Trump Jr
- Reading Assignments
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
In case you missed it, a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed by officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend.
The Associated Press (AP) also reported:
Also removed Saturday was a statue depicting Sacagawea, and explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, which has been criticized for a depiction of the Native American guide and interpreter some view as subservient and weak.
This week’s poll question asks, “Do you favor removing Sacagawea, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark statues?”
Results will be posted later this week.
DONALD TRUMP JR:
The Hill and others are reporting that Donald Trump Jr. is calling on voters to urge moderate lawmakers such as Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Jon Tester (Mont.) to oppose President Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
I doubt Junior scares Tester. The Trump family spent millions to try and beat him during his last election (2018) and failed miserably. They traveled to this state many times.
2018 was the first election that Tester received over 50% of the vote. He beat Matt Rosendale 50.3% to 46.8%.
Read the complete story from The Hill by clicking HERE.
On Thursday Ryan Zinke announced that former President Donald Trump had endorsed him for Montana’s new congressional seat saying, “Ryan has my Complete and Total Endorsement for Congress.”
Zinke served as Trump’s Secretary of the Interior.
I think Zinke must be considered the front-runner for the new seat. His opponents will need to bring up over and over his rocky time as head of the Department of Interior. That may not be enough to defeat him.
Here are some articles that I think you will find interesting…