GOP Gubernatorial candidate Ken Miller bills himself as a state’s rights advocate as he naturally mentions his role model, much beloved Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Governor Brewer is perhaps best-known for her anti-immigration stance and willingness to dramatically oppose the federal government…. but only on issues that suit her. For instance, Brewer recently launched an assault on a voter- approved medical marijuana law in her state, asking a federal judge to strike down the law based on an arbitrary fear of federal prosecution of state workers administering the law. Upon filing the lawsuit, she ordered the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services to reject ALL applications for dispensaries although they were allowed under the state law. The judge has dismissed the case.
From the Missoulian:
“I look forward to the day that I can stand with Gov. Brewer on this battle with U.S. immigration and say, ‘Gov. Brewer, I’m sorry that we didn’t have a governor fighting the fight with you, but we do now. I’m here and we’re going to stand with you’. Then when we do that, she will be here on our issues on wolves or whatever that may be.”
One can certainly understand why Ken Miller would incessantly speak of Governor Brewer considering Montana’s current immigration problem is nothing short of a crisis. Each day numerous, possibly even millions, of Canadians sneak across the Saskatchewan and
Alberta borders of Canada to give birth on Montana soil to instant American citizens. Likely, many of them are violent criminals, looking for the land of the free, the nation with the highest incarceration rate on the planet. They come in search of a better (albeit shorter) life free from the annoyances of the ever-so tricky metric system. They take jobs from hard-working Montanans and are threatening the economic and social future of our state… right? Does Ken Miller have any idea what the role of Governor entails?
Miller recently named Bill Gallagher as his running mate. Gallagher is perhaps best known for being ousted as Chairman of the clown show now known as Montana’s Public Service Commission. He is as inexperienced as Miller is ineffective.
“It is with exceeding pride and joy that I join the Miller for Governor team. I do it because it gives the citizens, the voters, the families, and the businesses of Montana a very clear choice and an opportunity to send their message and stamp their message here in Helena and on the Executive Branch.”
These interesting announcements have come on the heels of the departure of Miller’s much-acclaimed campaign manager, William Mutch, who took an exciting post with the Colorado Springs Home Building Association amid rumors that Miller’s campaign is on its last legs. Time will tell whether that is indeed true. If his last quarterly filings are any indication, Miller is having fundraising troubles…. even in light of receiving the coveted James Knox endorsement.