I think the most telling and awful moment in the debate came at the point that Charles Johnson says there has been so much negative, so, “Tell me something you admire or like about Conrad Burns and we’ll have him do the same.”
Tester makes a cheesie joke about liking Conrad’s wife, but says he has sacraficed time from his family for Montana.
Burns: “There’s not too many things that you don’t like about Jon Tester, great guy, really is. He reminds me of a good friend of mine that I had in the United States Senate, represented Minnesota. He name was Jon, er, well, ah, ah, ah, Wellstone. Paul Wellstone. He was a, ah, he was a, pure, really liberal. ULTRA liberal. But, he really believed it. And Jon does to. He believes in tax and spend. And I admire that’s only in Ameri (jeers from the crowd), wait! Wait! Only in America can you do that. And I’ll tell ya, Paul Wellstone and I got along very, very good, ’cause his word was good. We did a lot of legislation with each other in the Senate. So, this is America. Jon is a great guy. His politics is wrong.”
All of the grammar errors are word-for-word from Connie’s mouth.
I cannot believe that Burns used a question about being nice each other to push this liberal-label politics. If you still need a reason to vote against this man, vote against him because he cannot look beyond his own Jason Klindt talking points to answer a damn question.
And, while I am at it, Mr. Burns, you will never know what it is like to be as honest, honorable or truly loved as Paul Wellstone. His memory is more human than you ever will be.
Update: Watch Connie in action: