Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Poll, Clerk, Trump, & Thoughts

All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. – Sean O’Casey

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Big Sky Poll
  • Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court
  • Trump Spikes the Ball
  • Final Thoughts

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Politics: Hires & Fires

With the election season over in Montana, it’s time for the winners to put staff in place and for those already in office to shuffle staff around so they are ready for the new congress and able to assist Montanans.

There are over a million people Montana and 147,164 sq miles to cover. U.S. Senator Jon Tester, U.S. Senator-elect Steve Daines, and U.S. Representative-elect Ryan Zinke can’t do it alone so they need staffers who will represent them at meetings and assist constituents.

As a member of the U.S. House, Zinke will have fewer staff and offices than Tester and Daines. It’s not fair to Montanans, but Zinke’s “district” is all of Montana whereas a Representative in New York City may have a “district” that’s just a few square miles.

Here are some of the hires that caught my attention. Congrats to them.  Plus, I think there’s a job opening in Tennessee for a Communications Director…

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to a very special “Caught My Eye!”

Why is it special? The Western Word turns nine today! NINE YEARS OLD! Whoop WHOOP!

On this date in 2005, the first post appeared on The Western Word. It was about football as most columns back then were about sports and/or music. Somebody actually read that first column, so I continued writing! This is post number 2,109.

By the way, this is the 180th “Caught My Eye” column which is posted every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm just to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about the first candidate filing day, Col. Robert Stanley, Malmstrom troubles, Chris Christie, Ryan Zinke’s fundraising, Bowen Greenwood’s book, plus there’s a winner who is making Montana proud!

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