You know, I still don’t know exactly where I stand on lobbying. I understand how the system works, but the reality is, I am disgusted in the amount of money that goes into elections and much of that comes from lobbyists and their clients.
Nonetheless, I think the voters were clear in their intent in November: the Montana lobbying initiative passed by an overwhelming majority.
Laural Republican Dan McGee’s answer to the will of the voters? Overturn it!
Of course, this can’t be about him, right? He says no. “The reason I bring this bill because I believe that the current law is unconstitutional on its face,” says Dan.
I know that government is apparently not his strength, but that’s not your job Dan. You legislate. The courts? They get to decide the constitutionality of a law.
Perhaps I am feeling smug right now but I just haven’t seen a lot of clever strategy from the Republicans this session. As lame as “Handshake with Montana” was, they went from a smart, unified strategy to picking poor leadership, looking like sore losers, and spitting in the voter’s collective faces. Oh well. All the better for the forces of good…
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