posted on March 10, 2014 14:47 :: 1466 Views
Former Vice President, and Wyoming native, Dick Cheney does the walk and talk with TMZ. And, some Montana-connected politicos are on the move.
In no particular order...
Marnee Banks, KRTV News Director in Great Falls, Montana announced that she will be serving as the new communications director for Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT). She had this to say on Facebook:
What do you do when a U.S. Senator calls and asks you to move to Washington D.C.?
Welcome to my new adventure as Communications Director for Senator Jon Tester!
Former Baucus staffer Ty Matsdorf is now the senior vice president under Jim Messina, according to Politico Playbook. Messina ran President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign and worked for former Sen. Max Baucus' (D-MT) along with Matsdorf.
FIRST LOOK - "The Messina Group Announces Major Expansions": "The Messina Group has brought on political veterans Sean Sweeney and Addisu Demissie as well as two talented operatives in Shiah Shahmohammadi and Darcy Waldman. In addition, the firm promoted Ty Matsdorf to Senior Vice President. The Group also announced it will be opening a San Francisco office and is expanding its grassroots advocacy division. ... Jim Messina, President and CEO of The Messina Group[:] 'Our mission is to provide our clients with the highest quality, most data-driven service possible ...
I also just spotted a campaign e-mail from the John Lewis (D-MT) US House campaign. Kathy Weber Bates, a spokesperson for Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), has now joined the Lewis campaign staff apparently.
Meanwhile, former Wyoming Congressman Dick Cheney is back in the news...this time- from TMZ?
Dick Cheney: Rappers Can't Rock Cowboy Hats
Dick Cheney is sure of many things, among them ... cowboy hats won't be the next rap trend anytime soon.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/03/09/dick-cheney-cowboy-hats-too-conservative-rappers/#ixzz2vahhcxdG
Heard through Politico Playbook:
VIDEO DU JOUR -- TMZ stopped Dick Cheney as he stepped into his black car outside "Face the Nation" -- "Why rappers can't wear cowboy hats": "The ex-Vice Prez was ... sporting a pretty spiffy ten-gallon ... and when we asked why more rappers don't wear them -- Dick had a pretty good answer. ['If Cheney's wearin' it, it's prob'ly a little too conservative.'] We also asked Cheney if he ever forgave Kanye West ... Cheney kinda pulled a 'Kanye who?'" http://goo.gl/7ntCp0 Transcript of Cheney with Charlie Rose on "Face" http://goo.gl/vQM68r