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What’s Wrong with Dave Lewis?

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I honestly can’t understand what’s going through the mind of Dave Lewis lately. While I can’t say that I often agreed with his politics, he seemed like a fairly reasonable member of the Republican caucus less inclined to the right wing fantasies of Ed Butcher and his kind.

Matt Singer points out that Lewis put in a draft request for a resolution in the 2011 session–a draft calling for the United States to leave the United Nations. You know, a pragmatic, essential bill for a Legislature facing some very difficult financial challenges.

While inane resolutions calling for withdrawal from the United Nations are nothing new for Republicans at the Montana Legislature, I expected more reason from Senator Lewis. It’s fascinating to see him even drafting a resolution that seems designed only to appeal to the Birchers drinking Tea in his party.

At least the Montana Conservative Alliance will appreciate this move, I guess.

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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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