Sunday, October 15, 2006

Tough talk

Even by the standards of this year's Montana Senate campaign, the latest news release from the Montana Democratic Party seems harsh. The release goes after ads in which former Gov. Marc Racicot backs Conrad Burns' candidacy.

"Marc Racicot, fondly recalled by some in Montana who have lost track of his career, is at the very heart of the culture of corruption in Washington under Republican control," the release says. The release goes on to call Racicot a "Jack Abramoff-type figure in Washington" and adds, "Racicot is a paid agent of big corporate special interests who game the system in Burns and Rehberg’s Washington everyday.”

Next target: Abe Lincoln, another Republican who came to a bad end in Washington.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dave, when I saw the ad with mark ratco, I COULDN'T FRIGGIN' BELIEVE IT! How bout a refresher course. Heck, you'r a teacher, and you seem in need of one! First of all, DEREG! Marky was it's father. Second, FLORIDA! Went down there and prevented democracy for happening. Third, Enron lobbyist! I mean, REALLY, he is as sleazy as you can get! So, I can't BELEIVE that the Rethugs put his picture on TV. It was scary! I mean, from a simple practical point, just WHO IN THE FREAKIN' HELLO thought that showing his mug would reinforce the fact that Burns is not a crook? Not the brightest move I'd say.

Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers!

tim huffman said...

Isn't Marc Racicot the guy who lobbied on behalf of the insurance companies and against the sick and dying residents of his own hme town? I'm pretty sure Abe Lincoln wouldn't have done that, even if he was a republican.

Shane C. Mason said...

It is very disturbing for a man who works as an insurance lobbyist in Washington to come back here and tell us who we should be voting for. Of course the Washington lobbyist want Burns back.

Eric said...

Thank you Larry! Please keep up the good work.

Chuck Rightmire said...

I think, in retrospect, that Racicot was not the best governor this state ever had. He was a good sell, but he did not carry through with much of anything. He kept promising great programs for the farm community but nothing happened. If you listened to his speeches, as I often did, he didn't say anything. At the time, I was doing reporting and listened to him more than once. I took copious notes, but when I tried to write the story, the personality wasn't there and there wasn't anything to write about. He was a great, slick talker, but not very solid. All hat and no horse.

Larry Boettcher said...

Oh yeah, we should follow Marc Raciciot's choice?? Wasn't he the guy that selected and promoted Judy Marx for the benefit of all Montana??