Ferguson takes Schweitzer to task for release misrepresentation

Ferguson takes Schweitzer to task for release misrepresentation
‘That two-dollar calculator isn’t much help when it’s operated by a ten-cent brain’

BOZEMAN – American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson released the following statement Wednesday as Gov. Brian Schweitzer continues to misrepresent the size of the Laurel oil release:

“Gov. Schweitzer keeps claiming his ‘two dollar’ calculator tells him the 750 to 1000 barrel figure I got from the EPA is wrong.  For some childlike reason, he believes the oil left in the pipe continued to flow at its regular rate before it magically stopped.

“Any who’s ever used a water hose knows once you shut off the water, what’s left in the length of the hose will slowly trickle out.  Gov. Schweitzer is either lying or incompetent. Neither is representative of the people of Montana.  They deserve better than his continually insulting performance.

“That two-dollar calculator isn’t much help when it’s operated by a ten-cent brain.  We have enough of those in D.C.

“It’s no coincidence Gov. Schweitzer’s buffoonish antics come after a new poll shows him defeating Sen. Max Baucus in a Democrat senate primary with the support of radical green groups.  Gov. Schweitzer continues to frighten residents and smear Billings-area employers during a tough economy just to better position himself for a new job in Washington.

“Equally buffoonish was the staged ‘protest’ in his office intended to make him look pro-employer.  Montanans know his senior adviser and political manager is the son of EarthJustice senior officials and has groups like that on virtual speed dial.”

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