By Kellyn Brown, 1-12-10Bozeman Mayor Jeff Krauss and Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer clashed Monday over whether federal stimulus dollars should be used on tennis courts in that city. Check out this terse exchange from KTVM. Here’s an excerpt:
Schweitzer: I didn’t come here to blame the city council. You absolutely have the right to do this. You have the green light through the Department of Commerce because they can’t turn anybody down. That was the legislation. It was not the intent of the dollars that came to Montana
Krauss: So if you’re perceived as being a person who has attacked the city of Bozeman. And maybe because you’ve been used by the media or you’ve used the media to do just that.
Schweitzer: Mayor, what were my words? Do you recall?
Krauss: It was a quote about how you did not approve of this. Didn’t approve of this. That this wasn’t appropriate and you didn’t approve of this.
Schweitzer: That’s correct and that’s what I’m saying today.
Krauss: Right. But we have a letter from your administration approving it.
Krauss: So you approved it before you disapproved it.