The AP Offers Some Deep Insight


At the end of an article announcing Karl Rove’s visit to ‘strategize’ with Conrad Burns at a private golf tournament fundraiser, an unnamed AP writer offers this insight:

Both campaigns have gone negative with advertisements and campaign literature: Burns portraying Tester as liberal and weak on the war on terror, while Tester hammers Burns on ethics.

Do they even follow these races, or is the entrenched culture of non-coverage so powerful that overwhelms all logic? To have watched any part of this race and to believe that Tester and Burns are equally culpable for negative campaigning is willfull blindness. Sigh.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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