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Montana Blog Roundup 19 February 2012

Highlighting some of the most interesting and provocative posts in the past week atblogroundup Montana blogs.

jhwygirl has a great scoop up about Senator Hinkle’s (R-Spear Hunting) plan to bow out of his Senate race to get Mark French into the Montana Legislature. Putting aside how bizarre it is that these anti-government types are desperate to get in government and score some of that socialist health care, French is one scary guy. Hard to imagine someone less enlightened than Hinkle serving that district, but French might be the one.

Pete Talbot pointed out the stunning hypocrisy of “the less-government intrusion crowd dictating their moral imperatives to the rest of us, via government programs” when it comes to reproductive health and choice.

D Gregory Smith is keeping up his great work writing about health, heart, and horrible campaign strategies. If you’re not following his work, you’re missing out on great commentary and insight each week.

MT Cowgirl highlighted the Montana Republican Party’s insistence that its candidates be the worst possible. Can you imagine someone actually writing a check to the Sales campaign?

David from the Big Sky Blog reminded us of six things people might not know about Montana.

And Montana got itself a new podcast you political junkies will definitely enjoy. Check it out.

Over here, we floated the idea of a Louisiana-style primary system in Montana, critiqued Jim Lynch, got into a bit of a dustup over a Pam Bucy campaign event, and pointed out that Representative Rehberg let a Washington lawyer write his “Made in Montana” solution.

Have a great week, everyone!

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About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a 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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