At last, Montana’s infamous cannabis abolitionist-senator Jeff Essmann wants to clear up some rumors he’s been hearing because you, the voters, “deserve more than rumors”. He’d like you to know that he is “actively considering a run for Governor in 2012.” I’ve always considered consideration to be rather passive in nature, but Essmann’s sort is apparently active. In the following letter Senator Jeff Essmann sent to voters on August 12, he refers to himself as a “public servant“, the shepherd of a conservative balanced budget, chairman of this, leader of that, blah blah blah. He implies that the other candidates are can-kickers who lack the leadership qualities he epitomizes. I’ve included images of both sides of this roughly-written letter (note to Essmann: a speech/letter/legislation writer is in order) so you can enjoy it as much as I.Jeff Essmann WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU!!
Here is his contact information. 406.534.3345 firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 80945 Billings, MT 59108
Highlights for me: He never voted for a state budget that increased government spending. Nope, he increased YOUR spending on taxes. I don’t know about you, but I just LOVE taxes. In light of the number of unemployed Montanans Essmann’s legislation created, it warmed my heart to read that his annual coat drive has provided 90,000 winter coats to the needy. Guess I know where we will be getting our coats this winter. He mentions that his willingness to take on the toughest of challenges is a trait we need in our next governor. Let’s see here. He had four sessions to deal with regulating the medical marijuana industry. He waited until the very last minute of the very last day of the very last session, when he forced dumped his hot mess, SB-423, on the laps of Montana’s elderly and ill. Sounds courageous.