Montana governor drops by the show, brings gifts of mountain goats, beef jerky

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Gov. Brian Schweitzer, D-Mont., shows off his bolo tie (l.) and NPR's Cokie Roberts enjoys hanging out with her mountain goat.
Gov. Brian Schweitzer, D-Mont., shows off his bolo tie (l.) and NPR's Cokie Roberts enjoys hanging out with her mountain goat.
Drew Katchen | msnbc.com

If you tuned into the show this morning, you may have seen Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer hanging out on set in a bolo tie, handing out gifts of stuffed mountain goats (from Glacier Mountain Park, of course), huckleberry jam, taffy and beef jerky.

Schweitzer came on the show, in part, to promote tourism in the state, and a new direct flight from New York to Bozeman, Montana. And, well, not much says Montana like some taffy and jam.

The governor also showed us some pictures of his trip to Times Square, where he happened to make the acquaintance of the Naked Cowboy.

As it turns out, if you do a Google image search for “bolo tie,” a picture of Gov. Schweitzer comes up on the first page. No foolin’.

Montana governor drops by the show, brings gifts of mountain goats, beef jerky

Updated