Scott Sales At War With Three Forks

Three Forks is a great little Montana town, someplace I always enjoy stopping when I have the chance. And you’d have to be a real piece of work to want to damage any small Montana town, much less a place as charming as Three Forks, while you’re in the middle of a statewide campaign.

Enter Scott Sales, Republican candidate for Secretary of State, who slapped a huge campaign sign over a billboard owned by the Three Forks Chamber of Commerce and refuses to take it down, despite their polite requests.

From the Belgrade News:

Leandra Hill, executive director of the Three Forks Chamber, said the organization was shaken when it learned about the placement of Sales’ sign in April.

“It’s been really upsetting,” Hill said. “All sides of the political fence are upset, because it appears as if Three Forks is voting for Scott Sales.”

“I was flabbergasted that he even had the audacity to put something on there,” agreed chamber board member Chuck Wambeke, who contacted Sales and asked him to remove his sign. “He was just adamant that he wasn’t going to do that.”

Any normal person would remove the sign just because he had been asked, any rational politician would take it down because it’s not exactly smart campaign strategy to let people see just how much of an ass you are, but Scott Sales has never worried much about how he treats people or how people see him.

The next time you pass by Three Forks, be sure to stop and see a lovely slice of Montana life. And be sure to vote for anyone other than Scott Sales, who doesn’t understand what that way of life means at all.

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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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