On the national level, Republicans may have settled on a presidential candidate while Democrats are involved in a protracted struggle, but in Idaho, it is the Democrats who are coming together and the Republicans who are split asunder by a factional divide. The tale of two Idaho parties was well told inside Tuesday's Lewiston Tribune by Associated Press writers Rebecca Boone and John Miller. Miller reported that the last of the state's uncommitted Democratic superdelegates, Party Chairman Keith Roark, had joined his three fellow Democratic leaders in endorsing Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for the party's presidential nomination. And Boone told of continuing spite among Republicans over an attempt to close party primary elections to voters who will not register publicly as Republicans/Jim Fisher, Lewiston Tribune. More here
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.