Max Baucus has only been in our state for a few days in the last
thirty-five years year, but he has been making waves as he traveled across the state. Last Friday, he was in Malta to discuss a small business jobs bill. Prior to the meeting, the Montana Community Preservation Alliance encouraged droves of citizens to attend this event to ask that Max address leaked emails of plans to create a national monument from Fort Benton to Fort Peck. Concerned Montanans packed the Malta golf course cafe as a result. As expected, Max reassured everyone no one as he said:
“I saw a sign out here, gave me a big smile, that said ‘Max, you can stop the monument if you want to.’ Well, let me tell you this, I am going to stop the monument. There is going to be no monument. I’ll just do what it takes to stop it.”
Why aren’t Montanans buying Max’s promises? He claimed he’d ensure a Missouri Breaks Monument wouldn’t be created either. We all know how that turned out. The MCPA was disappointed in Max as evidenced by their statement:
MCPA was discouraged by his lack of interest in submitting a bill to the Senate which would exempt Montana from any future national monument designations through the Antiquities Act; he also seemed reluctant to commit time to the process to reform the Antiquities Act. Also discouraging was the lack of commitment from Baucus to remove land acquisition funds from the Land & Water Conservation Fund.
Montanans shouldn’t be surprised. After all, Max has been disappointing us for the last 35 years and some idiots keep electing him. Max lies to Montanans, cheated on his wife, wants to redistribute our wealth, appeared drunk on the Senate floor, …. it is truly embarrassing to hear the words “Max Baucus, Senator from Montana”.
Last night, at the Billings stop on the Montana Democrats GOTV “Jobs and Opportunity” tour (interesting title for the event) Max even snubbed a 12 year old girl who wanted to offer him her assistance in reading Senate bills. He was apparently very rude and the scene was caught on video. As soon as I obtain the footage, I will add a link. Poor Max,even his democrat buddies are upset with him, today Slate included him in a list of likely scapegoats to be used after the democrats are defeated across the nation later this evening.
Max’s actions require consequences. Montanans will not forget Max throwing us under the bus. I’m planning a big retirement bash for Max in 2014.