The show ran for just under 5 years, and here’s the opening segment from season 2:
- First, how can we make Lawrence VanDyke trip-up in his attempt to get into Montana’s court system?
- Next, are there any obstacles in VanDyke’s path that he’s perhaps not seeing, and that he’ll continue to trip over no matter what?
- Finally, what can Montana Democrats do to ensure there are no more trip-ups for themselves in the future?
- Incompetence: Mike Black, the Chief of the Civil Services Bureau of the Montana Department of Justice called VanDyke “a charlatan who engaged in brattish behavior,” according to Great Falls’ KRTV news station. And Remember, Black was appointed by Tea Party-backer Tim Fox. Boy, this smells like shit.
- No Experience: VanDyke has absolutely no court experience in Montana or any judicial experience. When making it’s faulty decision in July to allow VanDyke in the race (boy, I bet those idiots are kicking themselves, huh?) the Montana Supreme Court also said that VanDyke would be “harmful to the carrying out of justice in the courts.” While that’s true, I know the tactics of the Montana Supreme Court will now change forever, because of Citizen United. They can’t be impartial – not if they want to remain in power and keep corporations out. How’s that make you feel?
- No Impartiality: VanDyke has this silly idea lately that he’s going to paint his opponent as someone that’s taking money from lawyers. He does this while saying he’s the impartial candidate, something I find odd since the Koch Brothers poured $110,000 into his campaign recently for TV ads. So he’s not just an idiot, he’s a hypocrite too.
- Engineering Plans: VanDyke was trained as an engineer, getting his BA from MSU in 1997 and his MA from the same place in 2000. He took two years off and then headed to Harvard, getting his JD in 2005. So he’s an engineer, and I’m sure he’ll try to engineer all kinds of bad policies and procedures for Montana. I won’t allow the corporations to get another foot in the door here when it comes to our courts, and I won’t apologize for that.
A few weeks ago Evan Barrett wrote a letter to the Missoulian detailing the level of corruption in our state when corporations controlled things. We really had to do a lot of work to get rid of that mess, but the corporations have taken a look and they think we’ve lost our vigilance. And so they’re coming in here, ready to rape our land and our people so they can profit while we despair.
That might work if we hadn’t seen this show before. But in Montana we know our history (right?) and we know that we can’t have out of state interests coming in here to tell us what to do. That’s what Lawrence VanDyke represents, and that’s why I’m not voting for him come November.
So let’s keep that Season 2 opener in place for VanDyke, but let’s move on to Season 3 here in Montana…although don’t think that eliminates the threat from tripping entirely.