If we get “my” four states — WY, MT, UT, and ID — odds are we’ll have 34 by the summer solstice. And wouldn’t that be sweet. The granddaddy of this movement, Lew Uhler, told me today that he should be able to pick up my travel expenses, so there’s no excuse for me not to go to each of them myself. My preference would be to drive. I can get to Salt Lake in a day, and from there Boise, Helena, and Cheyenne are all a day’s drive apart. Winter driving is no big deal, and I’ll have 4 wheel drive. I’d be able to stop by Bozeman and see two of my sons.
If I’m testifying before committees this wouldn’t work — no way to line them up in succession. I’ll talk to our sponsors and Bill and Dave about that. It’s really better to lobby members individually, prior to the hearing, as opposed to public testimony before the committee.
Utah doesn’t go into session until Jan. 26th, so this would be a February trip. We’ll see.
I’ve never worked with a better set of guys than Dave Biddulph, Bill Fruth, Scott Rogers, and the rest of the Task Force. It’s been over a year now. No hierarchy or titles, no egos, no infighting or backstabbing — no one has any issues. We all have our faults, but we tolerate one another.
I’m going to ask the whole Task Force to join me on August 21st, 2017 at Jackson Lake, Wyoming, at the foot of the mighty Tetons. We’ll watch the total eclipse of the sun.
And congratulate one another.