Sen Conrad Burns (R-MT) opened fire on firefighters at the Billings airport. The firefighters were on their way home to Virginia after helping put out wildfires in the Senator's home state.
Sen Burns reportedly went up to the firefighters to tell them they did a "poor job" and should have listened to ranchers instead of their supervisors in how to fight the fires.
Gee, these guys make $8 to $12 dollars an hour to fight forest fires in summer heat and they have to take heat from a politician who was home to deliver a speech. (Missoulian)