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8 March 2012

Krueger hunts for votes in MDFWP parking lot

Tim Tebow, the Christian quarterback, spoke at the Flathead County Fairgrounds last night. And a “Krueger Commissioner” sign (photos below), orders of magnitude bigger than a bumpersticker, was just across the street, in the bed of a pickup truck parked at the Kalispell headquarters of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.

I don’t mind if Krueger parks his campaign truck on private property — that’s between him and the owner of the property — but parking it on government property can suggest that the government, or the agency, or someone at the agency, is backing him. That’s not something government should be doing.

I suspect this probably was a case of “I’ll beg for forgiveness, but I won’t ask for permission.” If so, that attitude goes to Krueger’s character.