Caught My Eye…

Thanks for stopping by to read the first “Caught My Eye” of October!

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word the “Caught My Eye” column 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. By the way, I often throw in a touch of sarcasm just to make you smile – or maybe to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about Walsh for Senate, Sonju quitting, F-15 reporting, Senate opening prayer, “Carol, you’re beautiful,” the real Siri, Whitner/Hitner, Government Shutdown Pinterest Pins, plus I have two winners who are Making Montana Proud – so read on…

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to Thursday Numbers!

If this is your first time reading “Thursday Numbers,” this is where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about Obama’s fake Twitter followers, the Rainbow gathering, unemployment, Cuban travelers, Walking for the Fallen, Chuck Todd, Nixon/Kennedy debate, the great pumpkin, the McEverything, Sports Illustrated’s Twitter 100, Olivia Newton-John, Jon Sonju, the Tea Party, the wacko bird, Kurt Russell, the beagle, stamps, and Breaking Bad.

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Caught My Eye…

Congratulations on making it to another Friday – the last Friday of July.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is my weekly column where 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 some sarcasm and poke fun at people just to make you smile.

Today I write about five Republicans & Daines, a cheap shot in Missoula, No More Names, campaign signs, Carlos Danger, group labels, Nukemap, birthdays, plus there are two people who are Making Montana Proud this week!

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Montana Governor 2012: It’s Sonju!

Yesterday Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill announced that he had selected State Senator Jon Sonju as his running mate.  Before I get into my analysis of the pick and because not many people outside GOP and legislative circles know him, here’s what the Hill Campaign had to say about state Senator Jon Sonju (taken from their press release):

From working in his dad’s body shop growing-up to helping expand his family’s Kalispell based manufacturing business, Sonju Industrial, Jon understands the challenges business owners face. Elected to the Montana Legislature in 2004, he has served in both the State House and the State Senate. During his time in the legislature he has been a consistent advocate for economic opportunity, smaller government, and the protection of our personal freedoms. Jon was born and raised in the Flathead Valley where he still resides today. He and his wife Tania have two young children, Jacob (6) and Brett (3).

Sounds like an all-American selection!

It was interesting yesterday what happened leading up to this big announcement (in a couple of ways) and it was interesting what the Montana Democrats had to say about the selection. Continue reading