Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) has exactly one touchy subject.
The 2020 contender isn't too worried that he didn't make the first Democratic debates, he told Politico in a Q&A published Wednesday. He's happy to say he thinks he was "Taylor Swift's No. 22" in reference to the number of Democrats who entered the 2020 race before him. And he won't shy away from his record of pushing ObamaCare to small-town Montanans while also promising to work with Republicans in Washington, D.C.
But don't you dare ask Bullock about what's on his feet, as Politico found out with this question:
On his monogrammed cowboy-style boots
A: "They're just custom boots."
Q: "No, come on. It sounds like there's a story."
A: "I'm happy to answer anything else but the boots."
Q: "Did you get them from a lobbyist?"
A: "Well, they're alligator boots. And I hunted an alligator...Yeah, so let's not write that."
Q: "Are you going to wear them at the debate?"
A: "Probably not now, thank you. I'm going to wear wingtips at this point."
Bullock has secured enough donors to make the second Democratic debates at the end of this month, where it will be an absolute crime not to ask him about the boots. Read the whole interview with Bullock at Politico. Kathryn Krawczyk