Monica Lindeen has announced her intention to run for State Auditor, forcing many people to ask, "huh?" While I have no complaint about her decision to run, it seems a bit premature to announce for a relatively minor race months before most candidates would even consider announcing. I can't even think of any good reasons to annouce this early, but a few crossed my mind:
- She had to make a decision on renewing the lease for the big green bus.
- She hired Dennis Rehberg's calendar person–and he's not very good .
- The next opening on the Huntley school board was in 2007, and she didn't think 10 months would be enough time to get ready for the campaign.
- She thought it was unseemly to annouce for governor in 2012 this early.
Don't get me wrong; Lindeen is likely to be a much better choice than the person selected by the Republican Party, but this entry so early is a bit unseemly, and suggests she is trying to use the clout she acquire from the House race to bully other candidates from running.
Run, Monica, run…just run at a more appropriate time.