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Where’s Dennis? Redux

This series of events is interesting to me.

  • On June 21, 2007, Dennis Rehberg announced that he had secured $400,000 in funding for the Montana World Trade Center. He secured, you paid for it.
  • On the same day, Rehberg announced that he planned to start posting his schedule online.
  • On August 16, the Washington Post reported that the Montana World Trade Center was paying for Rehberg to take a tour of South America and France. His redoubtable spokesman told the Post that Rehberg is on the job, promoting Montana business.
  • August 14, 2007 was the last time that Rehberg updated his schedule.

My question is simple: is Rehberg working for the people of Montana and doing official business or  is he taking a vacation, funded by an earmark he provided a Montana organization? If we are to believe that Rehberg is doing official business, then surely we have the right to know what he is doing, don't we?

Jon Tester is still posting his schedule, despite the recess. If Denny doesn't have something to hide, I would think he would be as well.

If you appreciate an independent voice holding Montana politicians accountable and informing voters, and you can throw a few dollars a month our way, we would certainly appreciate it.

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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.
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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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