I think we can learn a lot about what kind of representative a candidate will be based on what they spend their money on, and who they keep on staff.
Consider Matt Rosendale.
Matt thinks it’s a good idea to pay someone $3,100 a month to send out spam emails to...me.
Who’s making that much?
Why, none other than Sean Brislin.
Never heard of him? I’m not surprised - he’s not from Montana, has never been involved in Montana politics, and when this election is over, he’ll likely move on to some other state he doesn’t care about, to work for some other politician that will pay him his $3,100 a month.
Sean Brislin has been in Helena since April, when Rosendale hired him away from the Club for Growth. Brislin had been working in D.C. for that outfit since a couple months before the 2016 election.
Before that he was a Seattle intern for the Washington State Department of Commerce and before that he did a stint as an intern for someone in Congress.
Desperately wants to get into the swamp, doesn't he?
Brislin attended George Washington University in D.C., a private school that’ll cost you over $50,000 a year in tuition.
What a waste of money.
Brislin got his BBA in business economics and public policy. I’m sure mommy and daddy paid most of the way for him.
And what does he do with that highbrow education?
He comes to work in backwater Montana, for some Maryland transplant that can’t wait to get back to the East Coast...the exact same place Brislin wants to get back to.
Brislin cares about Montana as much as Rosendale does - zero.
Both men view us the same way - like the shit they find on the bottom of their shoe after walking through a field.
Of course, neither of these two walk through fields.
Nope, Montana’s just a stepping stone for them, a few more lines they can fill in on their resume. They don’t care that the rest of us have to live here.
Ha, those hicks!
Just like his buddy Andy Westberry that I told you about last week, Sean Brislin simply would not stop sending me this junk email...even when I emailed him and asked.
Just yesterday I replied to his email, “You know, if you keep sending me this crap I’m gonna vote for Kathleen just to spite ya!”
And then another stupid email came this morning:
“Below is an editorial that Lieutenant Colonel Tracy Sharp (Ret.) asked that I send to you on his behalf. For verification purposes, he can be contacted at the email that is cc'd above or by phone at 406-407-2197.
For your convenience, I have attached a picture of Matt Rosendale speaking with a group of veterans that you are free to run with the editorial. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any additional information.
"...that you are free to run with the editorial?!?"
Who the fuck does this kid think I am...someone at a newspaper? Can't even do his homework!
What a tool.
So today I called that number of his, with the stupid “1776” ending...as if that makes Rosendale more patriotic or something.
Brislin actually picked up, with a weak “hello,” like he was surprised anyone would be calling him.
And boy, I lit into him.
“Is this what you went to George Washington University for...to send out spam to nobody bloggers like me? Is this what Rosendale is wasting $3,000 a month paying you for?”
My God, this young man did not know what to do.
“Um...um...I’m sorry...I didn’t put you on our list.”
“Well, who the hell did... Club for Growth?”
“Yeah, well what do you know? What the hell is Rosendale paying you for? What the hell is that $50,000 a year education of yours worth, huh?”
And that was that.
I suspect that’ll be the last email I get from Rosendale, and hopefully any other candidate. I thought they figured out years ago not to send me stuff, or call me.
The natives did, just not the transplants.