Quote for the Day…
Actions have consequences – first rule of life. And the second rule is this – you are the only one responsible for your own actions. – Holly Lisle
Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:
- Montana AG Austin Knudsen
- Hello, Whitefish
- The Western Word Poll
- One More Thing
MONTANA AG AUSTIN KNUDSEN:
MTN News is reporting that Republican Attorney General Austin Knudsen and his office did not attempt to threaten or intimidate Helena hospital officials or health-care providers when they inquired about a patient’s COVID-19 care last month, says a report released late Monday evening by Republican legislative leadership.
The lefties were not too happy because the report was prepared by a “special counsel” appointed by GOP leadership.
Since that was what was agreed to from the beginning, I don’t think they have much to complain about. Did the Democrats expect the investigation to be thorough?
The investigation did find that former Republican state senator and current Public Service Commissioner Jennifer Fielder and Deputy Attorney General Kristin Hansen were among those public officials who contacted the hospital about the patient in question.
There may have been some wrongdoing by Knudsen and other officials, but we’ll never find out exactly what happened. That’s what happens when one political party runs the state.
Read the complete story from MTN News HERE.
Read the complete story from the Montana Free Press HERE.
The Daily Montanan has the story HERE.
From the New York Post…
Whitefish, Montana, is known for fly fishing and hiking trails studded with yellow aspen trees. But after Silicon Valley billionaire Michael Goguen took up residence in the Rocky Mountain town several years ago, he transformed it into his private fiefdom: a dark banana republic where he allegedly controls local law enforcement — and a “harem” of young women.
The bombshell allegations, which also include claims of Goguen ordering his security chief to kill detractors, are contained in a lengthy civil complaint recently filed in United States District Court for the District of Montana.
You can read the rest of the story from the NY Post HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
The University of Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State University Bobcats both made the FCS football playoffs. They both earned first-round byes and will next play on December 3 & 4. (Source)
This week’s poll question asks, “Which team will go further in the FCS Playoffs?”
The results will be released Friday.
One More Thing:
Guns in bars. What could go wrong? Thanks Gianforte!
Today Business Insider has a story that the guy in Whitefish vehemently denies the charges in the NY Post piece, says the accusers are all just making it up, and accuses that paper of defamation.
It’s hard to believe that a Murdoch-owned News Corp. outlet might run an iffy story, but there ya go.
Maybe Rosendale could use an intern. Or Daines. Or Ginaforte. Or a deputy for Jesse.