August 27th, 2008 | Uncategorized

The folkiest governor in the whole wide world

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By Thomas Kaplan

DENVER, 9:23 p.m. — Keynote? What keynote?

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer stole the show from former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday.

If you’re going to watch a single speech from the convention by someone without the last name Obama, Clinton or Kennedy, this could be the one. Out of nowhere, Schweitzer brought down the house with a distinctly Montana-flavored address last night, which included what may wind up going down as the best one-liner of the entire convention:

We simply can’t drill our way to energy independence, even if you drilled in all of John McCain’s backyards — including the ones he can’t even remember.

Watch his speech here.

(Photo: The Associated Press)