Politics 2012: Ads, Robots, Flyers, & Ballots

It’s been a busy morning here at The Western Word, so thanks for stopping by.  It’s Wednesday which means it’s OK to start looking forward to Friday!

Today I take a look at the Rehberg campaign’s new television ad, I talk about the Lugar loss in Indiana, I mention robots.txt, I share a couple of flyers I received, I talk about the ballots, and I close out the column talking about a possible match-up.  There’s a lot more, so read on…

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Super Max – Super Committee

Who’s the cat that won’t cop out…when there’s danger all about?  MAX!  Right On!

OK, maybe the theme song from Shaft goes a little too far in describing Montana’s Max Baucus and his career in the United States Senate – way too far – Baucus is really not cool at all.

Nonetheless, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has picked Montana’s Max and two other senate democrats (Patty Murray, John Kerry) for spots on the new Super Committee.  They will join nine others in cutting $1.5 trillion from the federal budget before Thanksgiving.  The Super Committee needs seven votes to pass anything – Max Baucus could easily be that seventh vote.

Baucus was “working” at a market in Billings on Tuesday when word came that he was Harry Reid’s man.  Baucus took time out from stacking the grocery shelves with yogurt to issue a statement saying, “I’m humbled to be appointed to the committee to help tackle this critical issue for Montana and the American people.” Continue reading