Caught My Eye…

There are only FOUR days until Election Day 2014!

By the way, that is a really scary mask you have on today – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a 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 to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or maybe both.

Today I write about election night coverage, Walsh & Plagiarism & NRSC, Absentee Ballots, Daines & fundraising, Ryan Zinke’s records, Student’s Mock Election, Battle for the U.S. Senate, plus I have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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Campaign 2014: Political Potpourri

We are eight days from Election Day 2014 – is this freaking exciting or what?

Today I write about Mailergate, new ads from John Lewis and Ryan Zinke, VanDyke’s colleague, DSCC chair, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the second Friday of March – Whoop, whoop!

As a public service from The Western Word (TWW) here’s a reminder to get up at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday and set your clocks ahead one hour.

By the way, how’s that sequestration thingy working out for you? I am currently waiting for President Obama to ask me out to lunch or dinner…

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about WaPo’s best blogs, jobs, the catheter, McCain & Graham, Piers Morgan Live, NRSC & RNC Plot Comeback, a special video showing a North Korea missile test, the Insane Rope Swing video, plus I crack open my political inbox and share! There’s a lot more so read on…

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Thursday Numbers

Happy Thursday!  If this is your first time visiting The Western Word (TWW), “Thursday Numbers” is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers mentioned in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes with a little sarcasm).

NOTICE: By reading this column you will probably gain a great deal of knowledge not found on other websites! You can use this information to impress your family, friends and co-workers, and it might even be life changing – so consider yourself warned…

This week I write about Powerball, welfare, unemployment, texting, bison, Boehner in Billings, TSA, Gillian Anderson, heat, dogs rule, pay raises, and gold medals.  There’s a lot more so read on…

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Caught My Eye…

Wow.  It is the end of September. Where did it go?  To celebrate another month under our belt, I have written a special “end of the month edition” of Caught My Eye!  It is guaranteed to make your Friday go by just a little more quickly and get you started on your weekend.

Before we get started, I do want to remind you that you should wait a few weeks before wearing your Halloween mask.

Today we take a look at important stuff that happened on this date, a third party, fingers, Amanda Knox, opposition research, pot and guns, United Nations, debit card fees, my political inbox and much more – so read on… Continue reading

Montana Senate 2012: Fumble!

I happened to catch the Roll Call article from Tuesday about the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) campaign advertisement tying U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to President Barack Obama and lobbyist money.

Faithful readers may remember me writing that tying Tester to Obama would be the strategy for the GOP in the 2012 U.S. Senate race here in Big Sky country.

You can read the article and watch the video HERE (the link for the actual photo used in the video is right below the video box). Then come back here for my independent analysis. Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

Oh man – just a few hours until we make it to another summer weekend!  Congrats!

Your reward is another edition of the (almost) award-winning column “Caught My Eye.”  Caught My Eye is the column where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and offer some commentary (as well as some sarcasm).

It’s the column that the “political junkies” from around the country visit to see if their candidate made “The Political Inbox” section, or if they even received a mention in Caught My Eye…

This week we take a look at Little League baseball, a goodwill trip, treatment of the media, nude fishing, what the New York Times says about the Rehberg/Tester race, abandoning veterans, and what showed up in my political inbox.

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