By now everyone must know that The Sage Grouse did not file for governor.  Neither did the Governor.

But Leslie Petersen did.  This now presents our household with a quandary.  Do we register as Democrats to help her defeat the assortment of crackpots who filed as Democrats, or do we register as Republicans so we can vote for one, if any, of the GOP candidates who might not continue the race to the bottom of Tea Party rhetoric.

Sometimes what is left at the bottom of the tea cup is not very palatable.

Aha, but Trent Blankenship, who apparently did not want to live next door to Sarah Palin, returns to the Cowboy State, giving us a new reason to register as Republicans.  He abandoned the post to which he was elected, either having  been abused by Gov. Dave or perceiving that he had been so abused, and now wants to reclaim it from the guy who replaced him.  “No wonder the word ‘blank’ is part of his name” comments my spouse in reference to his political acumen.  Can anyone find Lynn Simons?  She knew how to do this job.

Rita Meyer:  Howard Dean’s presidential ambitions were derailed by one emotional outburst which betrayed no real flaw in judgment or analysis; it was just a moment, a bad one.  What about Rita Meyer’s statement in self-admitted lack of contextual awareness, whatever that is, that she would call out the National Guard to protect Wyoming from the federal government?  I recall the President calling out the National Guard to protect minorities from dysfunctional local governments.  Reliable sources tell me she is competent.  Ummmm.  Maybe she suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome; that would be more reassuring than the apparent truth.  Is this a fatal error?  The household poll registered two yes votes and two dogs wanting dinner.

Mead, Micheli and Simpson circle the ring cautiously, no one getting caught overextending his reach with a hard right haymaker, filling the mails with empty reassurances of their commitment to conservative ideals, looking hard right but afraid to commit.


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