Many nights I’ll make dinner and watch one of the network evening news broadcasts on my computer.
Lots of times my 7-year-old son will catch a bit as he eats too.
But lately I’ve been skipping this evening tradition, as the news has been particularly bad lately.
Mostly I’m talking about all the sexual misconduct stuff.
I remember last week we were watching the news and it was stuff on Robert Kraft and his frequenting of a whore bar in Florida, then stuff on R. Kelly and his having sex with underage girls; finally we had even more sexual stuff about some attorney in D.C.
The week before it was all about the sexual assault stuff in Virginia.
Here in Montana we learned that an entrenched Democrat in the legislator was sending sexually harassing texts to another legislator.
And of course we have the big story waiting in the wings for May or later, and that’s whatever it is Bullock has done inappropriately with women over the years.
Is there something there?
And if so, when will it come out?
The odds-on consensus is that Bullock will declare his candidacy for president in May, after the legislature ends.
This is when the national media might start to dig into him, looking for all those skeletons in the closet.
It’s already a poorly-kept secret in Helena as to the women Bullock has slept with as he’s climbed up the political ladder.
Then there’s all the non-disclosure agreements that the State of Montana has been signing since Bullock took office.
And let’s not forget about the Kevin O’Brien mess, and how Bullock didn’t tell the mayor of New York that he was hiring a sexual harasser.
The news of that broke at the end of January, and someone told me there might be something there and that I should try to find it.
So over two weeks ago now I sent Tom Lopach - Bullock’s chief of staff - a Freedom of Information Act request asking for Bullock’s emails from a certain time period.
I asked what the cost to get me these would be, and that I be informed of the cost before anything is done.
I haven’t heard anything back, nor do I expect to.
I think Lopach is going to ignore this, hoping it goes away. I'm not sure our FOIA laws allow that, but I'm confident that's what'll be done.
More than ever, I think there’s something in those emails that the public needs to know.
I don’t think I’ll get them, but I wonder if some enterprising reporter might after Bullock declares in another two to three months.
Something’s there, I’m sure of it.