Montana Politics

Discharge? Stain? I Thought This Was a Family Paper


I don’t mean to get all Freudian, but it certainly seems like Senator Corey Stapleton has an unusual way of expressing himself. Criticizing Mike Cooney and Sam Kitzenberg for taking jobs at the state, Stapleton offered this insight:

The top Republican in the state Senate said Monday that two pivotal Democrats have cast a “stain across the Senate” because they both took unadvertised jobs in state government.

“We’re not quite sure how we’re going to discharge that stain,” said Sen. Corey Stapleton, R-Billings, newly elected Senate minority leader.

I feel a little dirty now.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a 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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