Monday, March 12, 2007

Montana Dems are the "missing link"

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper spoke at the Montana Democratic Party's annual Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner on Saturday, calling Montana Democrats the "missing link."

Chalk one up for Tribune writer Gwen Florio, who hastened to make sure that astute readers wouldn't think that Hickenlooper meant that Montana Democrats were knuckle-dragging creatures half-way between apes and men. We wouldn't want Republicans to lose their Neanderthal status. We're kind of getting used to it and would feel a little hurt to share the limelight with our friends on the left.

Anyway, here's more from the Great Falls Tribune report:

"Western Democrats are pro-business and pro-environment. They believe in the power of collaboration and accessibility," he said. That outlook will help move the national Democratic party more toward the middle, he added.

Well, we can only hope.

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