11 August 2010

Max of Montana Slips Into Billings


With not a lot of fanfare preceding him, the senior Senator from Montana, Max Baucus, gave the commoners at several meetings including the Downtown Exchange Club yesterday the latest wisdom from Washington DC. He appeared to be sober. The picture above is from Max's adventures in Washington where he said that forcing people to pay for insurance was a "tax cut."

The article in the Gazette did not mention his paramour du jour so it was not known who was handling him on this rare trip to his home state. It seems clear that he didn't use a tele-prompter, or if he did, he simply read badly from it.

He was not asked if he had finally read any of the bills he put out of his Senate Finance Committee. He also was not asked why he voted for the tax rate cut for all in 2001 but now has changed his mind. He did say "it makes no sense to raise taxes. If anything we should do the opposite . . . ."

The article in the Gazette used the following pull quote:
"When you're treading water, you're sinking. You have to be moving forward."
While people were scratching their heads trying to figure out what this meant the smiling Senator made a quick getaway. Perhaps those in other Montana cities will be better able to understand what the Senator is worried about.

2 comments:

Daftpunkett said...

You know what amazes me?
My family lived in Montana for ten years and I have not lived there since 1998 and STILL this man is senator. I guess some things never change! The only difference is that he sounds like he's loosing whatever touch he had!

Ken & Carol said...

Thanks for your note Daf. Max could be a poster boy for term limits. It is very difficult to rid ourselves of these turkeys because of the way we run elections and the critical part that the main stream media play in these elections.

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