I was surprised to hear Dave Rye take it easy both on Thursday and Friday on Brian Schweitzer with respect to allegations that he bragged about tampering with the Tester-Burns election. He pretty much dismissed the matter as a failed joke.
That may be accurate, but I thought the story provides pretty good ammunition for Republicans. Even if Schweitzer didn't do anything wrong, it's a heck of an inappropriate thing to be joking about, especially to a bunch of trial lawyers in another state. And the fact that McGrath won't investigate makes it look even fishier.
Republicans have been trying to stick it to Schweitzer for years for his recklessness, his arrogance and his bullying. This is the best chance yet to make it stick.