The Horse Slaughter “Butcher” is Leaving the House
A recent article in the Helena Independent Record, staff writer Mike Dennison reported, “Two incumbent lawmakers decided Monday to withdraw as candidates, after having earlier paid their $15 filing fee: Rep. Ed Butcher, an outspoken Republican from Winifred, who withdrew in House District 29, and Rep. Mike Jopek, a Whitefish Democrat who sponsored a major property-tax-revision bill last year, who withdrew in HD4.”
“Red” Ed rocketed himself into international infamy by shoving a distasteful horse slaughter bill down the throats of the Montana citizenry early last year. “Red” Ed’s bill would clear the way to construct predatory horse slaughter plants in Montana while making it virtually impossible for citizens to protest their potential construction. Montana’s Governor Brian Schweitzer allowed the bill to become law by default while he partied at the Kentucky Derby. Late last year “Red” Ed invited communist Chinese investors to visit Hardin, MT in hopes that they would build a plant. Last week it was reported that the good folks from Hardin told “Red” Ed to take his horse slaughter plant and his communist buddies and go elsewhere, they were not interested.
Although the fine folks of Montana can celebrate in the fact that “Red” Ed won’t be harming or embarrassing them by sponsoring anymore useless legislation they should be on their toes and watch for the what, why and who behind “Red” Ed’s decision to pull out of the race. Anyone who has been following “Red” Ed knows that he just isn’t going back and kicking up his feet at the ole homestead. Oh no, he may have ruined his political career by sponsoring his useless bill but he surely has something cooking in the background; something that smells pretty rancid and something that just might go bump in the night.
Don’t let down your guard, Montana, Ed’s got a Chinese menu in his hand and no telling what or who might be on it.
(Many thanks to our friends in Montana for the updates and information)