As Montana Democrats launch their final statewide tour before election day, they do so with special emphasis on Montana’s Indian Reservations.
Now, Breitbart.com, a conservative news publication, says fresh video has surfaced of Gov. Schweitzer’s 2008 speech where he boasted that he helped manipulate the 2006 election results to benefit Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT).
Breitbart’s Joel Pollak says the video shows the Governor wasn’t joking. You can judge for yourself by watching the clip below. The video does seem to be a bit blurry.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
In September 2008, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) boasted to a gathering of trial lawyers in Philadelphia that he had used bullying and intimidation to elect Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) in 2006 in a close race that helped Harry Reid and the Democrats seize control of Congress’s upper chamber.
An audio recording of his speech was released on the Internet, and Schweitzer promptly asserted that he had been joking. Attorney General Mike McGrath, a fellow Democrat, declined to investigate.
Now, however, a video of Schweitzer’s speech has emerged–and makes clear that while the audience was oddly–and alarmingly–gleeful, Gov. Schweitzer was not joking but delivering an impassioned political oration, not a comedy routine, meant to rouse a partisan audience ahead of the 2008 elections..