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Ryan Zinke: Errand Boy for Halliburton and the Oil Industry


I was surprised during yesterday’s Congressional debate when Ryan Zinke openly said that he would be the candidate who looked out for the interests of multinational oil companies, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise. He’s open about it—and enjoys throwing fellow Republican Steve Daines under the bus while talking about it. Apparently, both men were representing Montana at the Montecito Country Club near Zinke’s house in  Santa Barbara, California.

In this video from the Gallatin County Republican Women’s meeting, we see Zinke at his best, defending his out of state money and attacking other Republicans.

Aside from the naked admission that Zinke is running to represent the interests of Big Oil, Halliburton, and Big Coal, the most interesting element of the video has to be Zinke’s temperament: he’s simply someone who doesn’t believe anyone has the right to question him at all.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a sixteen year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate. In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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