Friday, January 13, 2006

Hail or hell?

Dump the Montana state flag and song, Roger Clawson writes. He's got my vote.

6 comments:

James J. Larson said...

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.

Mark said...

By 2009 the voters will have figured out Schweitzer - he'll be lucky to be elected dog-catcher for Whitefish!

James J. Larson said...

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.

Eric Coobs said...

I like the State flag, but I don't think I've ever heard the song.

David said...

James J.,
I'm with you. The Outpost would be willing to sponsor it.

Ed Kemmick said...

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?