Art Wittich is a fine example of how the Montana governmental system has gone astray. He wastes the taxpayer’s time and money on frivolous witch hunts while cutting funding for the state, funding that’s needed to meet our needs. What’s more, he justifies these crusades of his by holding up the little guy. Unfortunately, any way you slice it it’s the little guy that loses from his policies (tax cuts for the 1% just don’t help ‘em much.)
So how do we get rid of this man? Here are 5 ways:
#1: Run Larry Jent Against Him
Larry Jent’s been around awhile, though. He first ran for the House in 1990, then again in ’92 and ’94. He ran for the U.S. House in ’96. Finally in 2001 he got elected to the Montana House and stayed there until jumping to the Senate in 2006. Wittich was trying to butt-into line there, and Jent stopped him. But Jent’s time finished in 2014. Could he run again? How about one of his kids or relatives or even a damn neighbor? I’d also like to see Jent rail against Wittich more, especially around election time.
#2: Run a Man Against Him
In 2010 Wittich was running for the Montana Senate. His opponent was Diane Elliot, and he steamrolled her too, 6,625 votes to 2,962 votes, or 69% to 31%.
Men might lie and cheat, but numbers don’t.
#3: Run a Native Montanan Against Him
But I don’t expect Wittich would take even their counsel, if they were to come back and tell him that his path is incorrect. But then I’ve stopped expecting Republicans to follow the path of Jesus a long time ago – we all know they’re just talk in that department. As individuals in most departments are.
And that brings us to our universities – is there no one in a political science department, history department, or economics department that we can dig up and run against this man? Surely there’s some native-Montanan with some gumption that will stop this man’s crusade against the poor, no?
#4: Run a DINO Against Him
#5: Lawyer Him to Death
Montana fell victim to yet another itinerant political wannabe when in Wittich decided to head up here, enrolling in the University of Montana School of Law. He graduated in 1985 with a JD, and the world had one more to watch out for.
That’s the thing with lawyers – we’re warned to look out for them, but I’m not so sure they’re ever warned to look out for each other. What am I saying, that’s probably what they go over on Day 1. Anyways, I’m not expecting Wittich to be expecting the bombardment a good JD can give him. Get some young know-it-all fresh from the university and throw him in that district. We need a junkyard dog that will wear away the ankles of those pants.
And that’s why we have men like Art Wittich in our newspaper each day.