Quote for the Day…
I’ve been hearing a lot about Karen these days, but whatever happened to Felicia? Did she finally leave? – Unknown
Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:
- Great Falls Municipal General Election
- Virginia is for…
- Arntzen & Crosspoint Church
- The Western Word Poll
GREAT FALLS MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION:
There was an election in Great Falls on Tuesday to elect a mayor for a two-year term and two commission candidates for a four-year term. They also elected Neighborhood Council members.
There was a lot of partisan crap thrown at incumbent Mayor Bob Kelly in the non-partisan election. Kelly was running for reelection. Fred Burow was his opponent.
The top two commission candidates receiving the most votes are Susan Wolff with 6,185 votes and Joe McKenney with 4,886 votes. Again, this is with only about 200 ballots left to be counted. No other candidate was within 200 votes of McKenney.
An interesting fact is this is the first Municipal General Election that I can remember voting for all the candidates who are projected to win.
So yes, that is a smile on my face…
VIRGINIA IS FOR…
In Virginia, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a former governor, and Republican Glenn Youngkin were in a tight race. Early in the evening, it looked like Youngkin would run away with it. Later in the evening, the race tightened up some and some news organizations were saying it was “Too Close to Call.”
About 10:30 p.m (MT Time), NBC News called the race for Youngkin.
No matter how the Democrats slice it, this hurts them. The Democrats are blowing a good chance to lead the nation and are spending more time fighting with each other than accomplishing anything.
The midterms of 2022 may be more brutal than I imagined.
ARNTZEN & CROSSPOINT CHURCH:
Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen attended a meeting at Crosspoint Church in Missoula this week. The Missoula Current reported that about 80 people gathered at the church on Monday night to hear Arntzen address their opposition to COVID masking, vaccinations, and other issues related to public schools.
The Current reported that the event was sponsored by the Western Montana Liberty Coalition.
One of the more interesting things reported was the following:
Arntzen said her office is working on a rule to allow parents to opt out of school board policies, such as mask mandates. But it probably won’t be final until April because she’s having to work with Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, Arntzen said.
“You will have the opportunity to champion your child and say, “Don’t have to wear a mask. Don’t have to have that boy in that girls’ locker room,” Arntzen said.
Earlier, it was reported that Arntzen told those in attendance to run for school board, but she and Knudsen want to tie the hands of school board members.
That is craziness.
Read the full story from the Missoula Current HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
This week’s poll question asks, “If a candidate receives most of their donations from out of state, how does that affect your vote?”
Results will be released Thursday.