I took 19 pieces of political ads out of the mailbox, and one piece of mail from the American Association of Retired People offering me the opportunity to become one of them. It was 11:15 am, and there was no room left in the post office trash can, so I reluctantly took them all home.
Now if I take them all as valid, we have the most rotten group of candidates ever fielded in Montana. The descriptions of their character flaws would make the devil himself wonder if these despicable characters could be safely stored in his operation. I share this observation merely because most people put the advertisements in the post office trash before I was unable to do so.
I examined the return addresses, etc. I’m pretty sure that they’re funded by folks from outside Montana who are looking to keep their side in the majority. OK – an “F” rating from the NRA is usually earned and I can check that. Most of the other accusations seemed a bit less solid. Well, I could probably check on the attorney general candidate who never prosecuted a case – but at least he is no less qualified than I am.
I don’t have a problem with non-Montanans trying to influence our elections. I can live with it. But I would like to see them have to provide larger garbage receptacles for our post offices.