Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau continues to make the rounds at the public employee rallies opposing any curbs in government spending. This, despite her vote against actually bringing in more revenue to state government through developing the Otter Creek Coal Tracts.
But we already knew that. What obviously made the news following the public employee union rally at the Capitol in Helena a few days ago, was Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s (D-MT) “veto” branding iron introduction on the capitol steps.
The Montana GOP has already been questioning the use of taxpayer resources to promote the rally, but here’s my question: where was Steve Bullock?
Montana’s Attorney General is undoubtedly courting a run for Governor in 2012. So why wasn’t he there courting the public employees? Does his lack of appearance show a lack of support for their cause? Or, does Bullock recognize that he is confronted with the same challenge as Juneau, in that he voted against developing the Otter Creek Coal Tracts which brought in millions of dollars to state coffers?
*Thankfully someone has already informed that he was, in fact, there (though apparently did not speak). I am out of the loop right now (away from the office for 2 weeks and doing this during my personal time), so if anyone can forward me a link to his remarks, if he did speak- it would be greatly appreciated. I find it newsworthy that the people who claim to support public employees also actively oppose efforts to bring in more government revenue. If the Attorney General was there, what did he think? And why didn’t he speak? Was he not invited? Did he not offer?