Alright, who’s enforcing them? And what will they do when you say no?
What will they do when your friend says no and maybe all those people you bussed in from Roundup or Plentywood or Box Elder?
Are you going to arrest them and have them escorted out of the Capitol, the news cameras waiting to record what the whips doing the escorting are wearing today?
Or do you want to take off your jacket and roll up your sleeves and do the fucking job we’re paying you to do!
But this is Montana politics, where a show's sought everyday of the week and the real work gets done not at all.
How does that real work get done? Well, it might look something like this, from Kirk Wagoner (R-Boulder), who hails from HD 75 and has put forth House Bill 32 (HB 32).
So why this bill, how did Wagoner come up with this idea?
Well, he didn’t – the Department of Justice did:
But really, why waste any time going over any of these bills? Isn’t that what the Governor’s Office is for? I’m sure there are many working there with tons of legislative experience, law degrees, and all manner of other helpful tools in the toolbox to carry this Montana legislative session to a swift and successful conclusion.
So tell them what you think, and if you really want to see a reaction, tell it to them like I write it here or dispense out on my political podcasts.
Have it down to the week-to-week pay so you can really compare apples to oranges on how your family struggles compared to theirs. Look them in the eye when you tell them, and hold them by the arm when they try to walk away.
That’s your moment for truth, when they’ll really show you who they are. And at that moment you know, they’re with me or they’re against me, and after that you’ll have another name to put into the ‘yes’ column or the ‘no’ column for those that are working for Montana.