"Our aim, to swat liars and leeches, hypocrites & humbugs, demagogs & dastards"
-- The Yellow Jacket
Moravian Falls, N.C., 1919
Schweitzer should sponsor a contest for Montanans to design a new state flag and compose a new state song. Winners would receive free trips to stay with him at the Whitehouse in 2009.
By 2009 the voters will have figured out Schweitzer - he'll be lucky to be elected dog-catcher for Whitefish!
The Whitehouse thing was tongue-in-cheek, but the contest is a serious idea. There are a lot of very creative people in Big Sky Country; the end results, I'm sure, would be a vast improvement on the current state flag and song.
I like the State flag, but I don't think I've ever heard the song.
James J.,I'm with you. The Outpost would be willing to sponsor it.
In "The Montana Century," I think it was, that big coffeetable book that came out a few years ago, David Quammen argued persuasively that the magpie, of all the creatures in Montana, is most emblematic of the spirit of Montana. So I'm all for that change. But hey, didn't we become a state in 1889? What's with that 1891?
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