Coming Out, Goats, Government, and Attack Ads with Denise Juneau
196392 وجهات النظر - 21 أكتوبر، 2016
Montana has had a very strange thing happen this election. A gay, American Indian, Democratic woman was nominated to run against the incumbent (former Navy Seal, Ryan Zinke). Stranger still, several times she has polled within the margin of error.
To be clear, it was always (and remains) unlikely that Superintendent Juneau will win, but government is defined by more than just the winners of elections. Who we consider, how close races are, and the conversations that they bring to the table.
I wanted a chance to just talk with Superintendent Juneau...with anyone really...who has a knowledge of government and also faith in government. I don't think that any politician is free of blame when it comes to hyper-partisanship, but I don't think we can move away from it without humanizing politicians and asking them to humanize each other.
Thanks to Nick Jenkins, Nicole Sweeney, and Caitlin Hoffmeister for getting up way too early in the morning to help with this. And, of course, to Superintendent Juneau who took time out of her ridiculously busy schedule to talk to me.