The New York Times features an article on Burns today. It’s mostly old news for those that follow the race at all here in Montana. However, there was one interesting note at the end of the article…
Even some with doubts about the Abramoff matter say Mr. Burns’s seniority might win their vote.
“I’m not happy about any of that,” said Ron Hendrickson of Great Falls, waiting for Mr. Burns to speak at a Chamber of Commerce dinner. “But Conrad is just too powerful.”
Ugh. I’m sorry, but it is really disturbing to see that out of any voter. I really worry about this as an argument to retain that crook this fall. Sadly, this is not the first instance I have seen of that rhetoric. The editorial staff of the Helena Independent Record (a paper that has been called the “newspaper of the status quo” by another writer on this blog) recently gave a sweet thumbs up to Senator Burns for using his “clout” the right way.