While it doesn’t have the super-secret cachet of Neil Livingstone’s spy page nor its weekly recipes, I certainly enjoyed my brief tour of the Ken Miller for Governor web page this morning.
Mr. Miller’s list of issues is a collection of buzzwords and catchphrases no doubt intended to appeal to the Montaniban members who will no doubt determine the GOP nominee for governor, featuring time-worn clichés like promises to:
- Eliminate frivolous lawsuits (watch out Denny Rehberg!)
- Reform Montana Constitution to pro-business document.
- Require English as official language (How dare native peoples speak their own language?).
- Require drug test for entitlements (but not, apparently, for gubernatorial candidates).
I’m sure that Miller’s vague neo-conservative language will find broad appeal in his increasingly extremist party, but he may want to rethink this item:
Reject Federalism when harmful to state rights
Mr. Miller might want to look up what the term “federalism” means before continuing with that particular talking point.
I continue to be incredibly excited about this particular race. Watch each of these candidates move further Right to appeal to the fringe will be delightful.