Quote for the Day…
I am at the place in my life where errands count as “Going Out.” – Unknown
CME is the once-a-week column that is posted every Friday morning. This is when I look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week.
Here are some of the things that “Caught My Eye” this week:
- Tester – Farmer/Senator
- Biden Press Conference
- Reading Assignments
TESTER – FARMER/SENATOR:
There was a lot of talk on social media this week about a photo of U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) that showed him dressed in jeans, a plaid shirt, and a baseball hat heading to a caucus meeting.
It even got the attention of Kellyanne Conway, who was once Donald Trump’s Senior Counselor. She asked on Twitter, “Did Delta lose his luggage?”
I used to beat up on Tester in this blog and I still hold him accountable, but I have come to respect him although he never delivered a suitcase full of beef to my front door.
Tester is more genuine than Steve Daines, Matt Rosendale, and Greg Gianforte. Maybe it’s because he is an actual Montanan, and they are not.
As for Ms. Conway, your party spent millions trying to beat Jon Tester during his last election. Donald Trump and his kids visited the state numerous times to try and beat Tester. They failed. The Montana GOP has failed each time they have tried to beat Tester – they even lost when he beat Conrad Burns (which cost me my job and I hate to lose).
Tester can wear whatever the hell he wants, and the Republicans should realize that he will keep being the senior senator from Montana for as long as he wants.
BIDEN PRESS CONFERENCE:
The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, held a press conference Wednesday to mark his first year in office.
You can read a transcript of the press conference by clicking HERE.
Biden took questions from the press for a long time. The whole event lasted about two hours which was unprecedented.
The next day, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was on Fox News. I don’t remember Trump’s numerous press secretaries appearing on MSNBC, but maybe I missed it.
U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) was quick to post on Twitter about the “365 days of failures from @JoeBiden.”
Sadly, Montanans have seen no real leadership from Daines during this year. It seems his only job is to complain about Biden. Daines has little integrity and no honor.
I responded to Daines’ tweet saying, “You’ve been a failure in every elected office you’ve held, Steven.”
As for Biden, in my opinion, he did fine. Sure, he made some mistakes, but most presidents have to backtrack after a major speech and taking questions.
Here are some articles you should read…
AP – Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documents
The walls are closing in…
WaPo – Manchin, Sinema join with GOP in rejecting attempt to change filibuster rules, effectively killing Democratic voting bill
The Republicans’ only job this year is to block Democrats from accomplishing anything…
The Electric – COVID CASES SPIKE IN CASCADE COUNTY; HIGHEST CASE RATE SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC
Why aren’t we doing anything about it…