Quote for the day…
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. – Leo Tolstoy
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- The Western Word Poll
- Daines Seeking Attention
- COVID in Montana
- Reading Assignments
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
This week’s poll question asks, “Which statewide elected official in Montana has embarrassed you the most?”
The results will be posted later this week.
DAINES SEEKING ATTENTION:
Several sources, including NBC News, reported that two Republican senators are facing criticism after tweeting photos of a video call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy even though participating lawmakers were told to not share pictures on social media while it was in progress. Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Steve Daines of Montana posted pictures of Zelenskyy on their Twitter accounts during the Zoom meeting Saturday morning, writing that they were on a call with him.
Daines will use anything he can to draw attention to himself. He does not understand how the military works and why his need for attention could have resulted in death.
Rep. Dean Phillips said the “Ukrainian ambassador very intentionally asked each of us on the Zoom to NOT share anything on social media during the meeting to protect the security of President Zelenskyy.”
Members were explicitly asked not to tweet or post pictures of the call while it was in progress, multiple aides told NBC News.
Daines’ inept spokesperson had this to say:
A spokesperson for Daines said his tweet, which was posted about 23 minutes after the meeting started, was “shared well into the call … before it was requested not to” and contained “no identifying information.”
According to several reports, the request to not tweet or post photos during the call was made before the Zoom call started.
You can read the full report from NBC News HERE.
COVID IN MONTANA:
The Associated Press (AP) reported last week that fewer than 100 Montana residents were hospitalized with COVID-19 late this week for the first time in more than seven months, the state health department said.
That is great news – thanks to all the folks who followed the guidelines from the public health officials.
The most interesting piece of information (to me) to come from the report is this:
Since April 2021, unvaccinated Montanans have accounted for 80% of hospitalizations and 77% of deaths due to COVID-19.
Read the complete AP report HERE.
Here are some articles you should read…
Bozeman Daily Chronicle – Editorial: Primary election change a good idea
I have my doubts the political parties would let this happen…
Rosendale – February in Review
Keeping us informed…
WalletHub – 2022’s Happiest Cities in America
C’mon get happy…