BIG SANDY - Stretched beneath his tractor and staring into the belly of the broken-down behemoth, Jon Tester looks like Jonah swallowed by the whale.Howie P.S.: Thanks to Joel Connelly for passing this along.
Only his tread-worn boots and grease-streaked pants poke out from the machine.
He's been in there for hours, trying to replace a clutch gone bad at the worst of times.
“I can see myself working back there getting as much done as I think needs to be done or until the point when we start losing effectiveness,” he says. “But I cannot visualize myself spending a liftetime back there.
“I do not see that - like Conrad (former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns) goes back and stays as lobbyist - I don't see it.
“I'd rather sell farm equipment.”
Sharla nods in agreement.
“D.C. is nice,” she says, “but it's not Montana.
“This is home.”
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
"Man of the dirt: Senator rolls up his sleeves to keep Big Sandy farm in the family"