1st Post Election Montana Legislative Tea Party Showdown

by jhwygirl

Montana’s GOP is shoring up for a showdown for Speaker of the House. Every Tea Partier’s favorite Krayton Kerns – truly on the extreme edges of tea partyism – is expressing a desire to hold the seat.

Mike Milburn of Cascade was the favorite. Here’s his voting record.

Kerns, by comparison, is billing himself as “more conservative.”

Kerns is, of course, a puppet of another Tea Partier plus gun nut plus state’s rights advocate plus so-called constitutionalist Gary Marbut (president one-man chief lobbyist for the Montana Shooting Sports Association). Remember that crazy gun bill from last session? HB228?


So how much influence will Missoula resident and right-wing loon Gary Marbut have with the Montana Legislature? Marbut, I assure you, is trying to figure out just the same.

So he’s getting started early this year, trying to score one of his mouthpieces into the Speaker of the House position.

Speaker is a pretty important position – as the Billings Gazette explains:

The speaker sets schedules, grants committee assignments, assigns legislation and controls much of the business of the chamber. The position is a key figure in negotiations with state Senate leaders and the governor’s office.

Who’s going to run the show? Marbut, Kerns and his merry band of Tea Party jesters, or the Montana GOP?

If anything, can I ask that someone consider that he’s got one of the most annoying nasally whining weaselly screechy sounding voices I’ve ever heard. Pitty all reporters that’ll have to deal with that. Do they really want Krayton out there on camera?

Come to think of it…that could be fun.

  1. You obviously don’t know Krayton Kerns.

    He’d do a fine job.

  2. ayn rand

    The state is extremely fortunate that you, Sign Nazi, do not have any sway over the Republican party.

  3. ayn rand

    I believe, and have it on pretty good authority that, jhwygirl was once the sign ordinance enforcement person in Missoula, hence NAZI.

  4. pretty good authority….

    isn’t that the phrase rumsfeld used to declare that iraq was hiding weapons of mass destruction?

  5. ayn rand

    heh heh you d**ks on the left crack me up.

  6. Sopko

    Ha Ha. Extremists from the left hammering on extremists from the right!! Whats a moderate to do? Duck?

  7. Seebs

    Great post. As a bird lover, however, I wanted to point out that you called Marbut a “right wing loon.” I like loons–they are much better than Marbut. Maybe next time use “right wing loony.”

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