Reason on Brian Schweitzer
August 27, 2008
I was terribly disappointed watching Schweitzer last night. Evidently, so was Reason.
Yet none of Schweitzer’s limited-government bonafides was present when the governor seized the Pepsi Center stage last night at the Democratic National Convention. Instead of being a proudly contrarian executive of an oil-drilling state, he became a populist rancher raging against “petro-dictators,” domestic drilling, and “tax breaks for big oil.” Leaning back, then leaning forward with his finger pointed like the guns he didn’t mention, Schweitzer country-drunk slurred his insults against the Republican candidate who’d bring “Mora-tha-same!”