It started at 7 PM in Billings and for those lucky enough not to attend, you could listen on the radio or online.
I tired the former first, but I couldn’t find anything on our crappy home radio so I went to the internet and found Montana Public Radio’s live feed.
Right away you could tell there were static problems, as seen in tweets like these:
So, by my clock, that means Zinke just had to undergo the agony of having the public hear him speak for, oh…13 minutes, and if you add up all the time we actually heard his voice, I’d say it was closer to 5 minutes, tops!
Yes, quite a performance indeed, by many characters, on many levels. Let’s take a look at some:
- Montana Public Television: First they said they’d have the debate then they caved to the Republican Party and cancelled it. Guess their donations for the year were on the line, huh?
- Montana Public Radio: Well, what the hell am I donating to them for anyways? Obviously they can’t buy adequate equipment with the money they do have. Perhaps if they move more to the right they won’t have this problem. Oh, that’s what they were doing tonight – sorry!
- Montana Newspapers: I was happy to see they at least had Twitter feeds so regular people that are unsure of what Twitter is or how it works without a ‘Tweeter’ can give it a try. Maybe a few hundred more than usual clicked over to #mtpol…maybe not.
- Politicians: You saw quite a few politicians - and quite a few who want to be one - pontificating tonight, and that was pretty nice. The good news is that we know it makes an impact: