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Guest opinion: Good, old advice for 2017 Montana Legislature

November 20, 2016View for printing

The two of us recently invited our fellow former state legislators, legislative staffers and one-time representatives of various state groups and organizations to a party in Helena to relive past times when the political process performed as the founders intended, and the work of the people we all served got done.

Sixty-five political "has-beens" joined us, and we were all so happy to see each other that no one would stop talking to sit down to the great buffet. It's easy to descend into the rose-colored nostalgia of the notable events of the olden days, but some events of days gone by are well worth the look back because they help us understand today.


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