Category Archives: Elected Officials

Almost Settling In

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt
Mike Pyatt

Most Americans are in that mode after this rancorous election season. Those who’ve been around for more than one voting cycle recall the disparity between what candidates say on the stump, and how they behave, or govern once in office. Many have elevated expectations believing President-elect Trump’s not a run-of-the-mill politician. Will he govern to serve us, upholding our constitutional rights and liberty? Or is he just building a constituency. Is it possible to do both? It’s unlikely President Trump will be accused of fawning for the media. At the state or local level, there’s less of that. In remote Wyoming, media coverage is concentrated primarily in Cheyenne, where the governor and legislature garner media attention. Small towns generally rely on the local newspaper and citizen watchman. read more

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Endangered Species List

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt
Mike Pyatt

 

It isn’t the Snail Darter, Black Rhino, or Western Lowland Gorilla. After this stunning, historic Presidential victory by Donald J. Trump, it may be a political species. Hillary Clinton conducted a conference call with her mega donors last week-end, and with a plaintive voice, blamed FBI Director James Comey’s letters to Congress, in part, for her November 8th defeat. Finger pointing is one of the first symptoms in the political realm of being endangered. The GOP did it in 2012, and was teetering on the brink. They blamed Evangelicals for not turning out to support Mitt Romney. Others blamed him for his lackluster, “milk toast” debate style, failing to attack Obama’s feckless record. Slow learners, the GOP establishment attempted to dig up the remains of Mitt Romney, to place him in the 2016, GOP Primary. He mustered enough strength to hurl barbs and insults at the Primary winner Donald Trump. Amazing what a fossil can do. read more

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Ray Pacheco’s Illegal Campaign Faux Pas

by Michelle SabroskyMichelleSabrosky

I was approached by a HD57 constituent yesterday, with a flier that former Democrat Ray Pacheco, placed in her door while she was not home.  –Something that had it been his opponent, the Casper Star Tribune would have written an article calling for a public lynching. —

Besides being a political flier that encouraged talking about the issues, that literally didn’t address any issues, the flier is missing something rather important, but not something the average constituent would have picked up on: The “Paid For By” line. read more

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Still Unresolved In Natrona County

by Mike Pyatt

A dose of Solomon’s wisdom would be welcome. This controversy regarding Natrona County GOP Chair, Bonnie Foster’s apparent primary endorsement of Pat Sweeney, candidate for HD 58, who’s apposing the incumbent Tom Reeder, is still unresolved in the mind of some in the Natrona County GOP party. Reeder has been at odds with Foster over issues since last year, at the State Convention at Casper College, when Reeder filed a complaint with the State Central Committee, regarding Foster’s administration of the 2015, election of officers, and a dispute over a proxy ballot from a Casper physician, that was personally received and delivered by Tom Reeder. Chairman Foster insisted that she already received his ballot. According to Reeder, he suggested they phone the physician to clarify the matter. Foster relented, and she shredded the invalid proxy, she held. In that same election, more ballots were tallied than potential voters. Ultimately, the votes were certified by the Natrona County clerk. read more

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