Evidently some people not only vote with their “lady parts” – they use them to think with on a regular basis.
Last Friday, Republican candidate for Superintendent of Public Education, Sandy Welch went to court to ask for a recount in the race where the final tally showed the difference between the two candidates to be less than a half a percent. Under state law, she was entitled to a recount, although she would have to pay for it. To be perfectly candid, I don’t understand why Sandy chose to go through the courts to get a recount when she didn’t have to, but I am sure there was a reason. Anyway, the judge granted her request.
And the media – specifically KPAX TV in Missoula – reported the story:
Judge Stadler reached the ruling after hearing arguments from both set of attorney’s. Attorney’s for Welch submitted the request for a recount, citing election misconduct in nearly 20 counties across the state of Montana…
Judge Stadler stated he could not overlook certain problems with the election and ordered the recount.
“This recount is to be ordered statewide, and is governed by existing Montana law. Where the applicant will post a cash bond, in the amount determined to be the expense of the recount.”
Welch will have to pay $115,000 for the recount, but rumor has it that a Republican group has already offered to put up $100,000 of that cost.
Now, most people reading this story would grasp that: 1.) Sandy was entitled to a recount by law, and 2.) She would have to pay for it. “Most people” however doesn’t include the mental midget who appears to be the mouthpiece for Montana Women Vote, one Melissa Smylie. Using every bit of the intellectual firepower contained in her afore-mentioned “lady parts,” Ms. Smylie commented on the KPAX story:
Sandy Welch is wasting valuable resources when she would REFUSE TO PAY bond for the 3rd count of the ballots herself and yet expects THE STATE to pay for it instead. If it wasn’t worth her money why is it worth my tax dollars. Thank heavens Public Education in Montana is safe for four more years and 2200 votes is more than a fair margin.
Now, I have no idea where she got the idea that somehow taxpayer dollars were to be used for the recount, but I am even more perplexed at her misunderstanding that this would be the third count of the ballots. She also, somehow, read into the story that Sandy had refused to pay for the recount. Say wha???? If this is the best we can expect from a public education these days, this country is in dire straits.
Using “lady parts” for recreation is one thing, using them to vote is another, using them to think with is downright scary.