Erik Iverson Attacks Someone for Being Partisan–Does Not Compute

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Say your job (or one of them—it’s hard to tell where one begins and the other ends) is defending Dennis Rehberg to the people of Montana. Do you have any credibility attacking someone as partisan?  Especially someone like Governor Schweitzer, who has a proven record of working with Republicans?

Well, I guess credibility is one of those things you throw out the window when you work in Dennis Rehberg’s office. Erik Iverson, on a day, when Governor Schweitzer made a strong national impression with a speech at the DNC, could, as is the only strategy for the Montana GOP lately, be critical:

“I think that (Schweitzer’s) role was to be the partisan attack dog, heading into Hillary Clinton’s speech,” Iverson speculated. “His role was to go on the offensive and get the crowd riled up heading into Hillary’s speech.

Maybe the person who represents Dennis Rehberg and represented Conrad Burns ought to choose his words a bit more carefully. Intoxicated?

I’m still waiting for a positive GOP message-and a reason to prefer the negative, sniping, critical, cynical candidates they have chosen to offer Montana. I suspect I’ll be waiting a long time.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-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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