Wednesday, December 28, 2005

It's values and how you back them up that counts

If going after the individual isn't working, attack his clothing and his dog. What will be next? Diet?

When will Montana Republicans learn?

So what if Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer wears jeans to 'work' and enjoys having his dog around? Wouldn't we ALL cherish being in such a situation?

Montana Republicans need to 'get it' that unless they can present ideas that better the common good and follow up with implementation of such, then they are going to remain out of power.

Enjoy the following:
Schweitzer's jeans, dog get thumbs up

Gazette State Bureau
DSecember 28, 2005

HELENA - Montana voters show lopsided support for one of Gov. Brian Schweitzer's more proletariat policies - wearing jeans to work and routinely bringing his border collie to the office, a Gazette State Poll shows.

Sixty-eight percent of registered Montana voters surveyed said they thought it was appropriate for Schweitzer to wear blue jeans to work and bring his dog Jag to the governor's office. Only 22 percent considered the behavior inappropriate, while 10 percent said they were unsure.

The poll, which contacted 625 voters across the state, was conducted Dec. 13-15 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. of Washington, D.C. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Schweitzer started wearing blue jeans to work from the first days of his administration.

Schweitzer typically wears jeans, a dress shirt, cowboy boots with a low heel, and a bolo tie.

Shortly after his successful 2004 election, but before he was sworn in as governor, Schweitzer showed up with Jag, then just a puppy. The gubernatorial herd dog is now a mainstay at the Capitol, often seen trotting behind the governor or plopped near Schweitzer's feet during meetings.

Schweitzer's jean-clad, dog-friendly approach to government did not escape the eyes of some of his Republican critics, some of whom have complained that such behavior is inappropriate.
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