Montana Politics Ryan Zinke

An Epic Roasting of Viceroy Zinke

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I’ve certainly taken my shots at Ryan Zinke before, but Dana Millbank knocks it out of the park in this piece:

That’s fitting, because Zinke runs his department much like a 19th-century colonial governor or imperial viceroy — and not just because he showed up on horseback his first day of work. As The Washington Post’s Lisa Rein reported, Zinke assigned a staffer to hoist a special secretarial flag whenever he enters Interior Department headquarters. He also commissioned a commemorative coin with his name on it.

Damn.

Zinke continues to rack up good press. Here are a few highlights:

The only reason he hasn’t been thrown out of his office and back to Santa Barbara is that his boss is even worse.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an 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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