I asked Kootenai County Clerk Dan English about Doug Burr's idea of voting for the late Ron Rankin as a quixotic protest vote. Remember? Doug said he couldn't bring himself to vote absentee for Repub Katie Brodie, whom he sees as another Hagadone mouthpiece, so he wrote in Ron's name. Dan told me that the vote-counting machines wouldn't recognize the write-in vote because Ron isn't an official write-in candidate. But the ballot wouldn't be disqualified either. So, vote your conscience. Meanwhile, I'm outtahere en route to a viewing for Ron. Tomorrow, Amy Dearest's flyin' in for much-needed R-'n-R after half a semester at University of Portland. I might blog this weekend. But probably not. So, I'll see you on the flip side Monday.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.