Idaho Democrat Chairman Keith Roark told Kevin Richert/Idaho Statesman the following re: executive Jim Hansen's firing today: "There
is no 'scapegoating' involved. Jim Hansen is in no way to blame for the
results of this past election. The IDP has little or nothing to do or
say about the individual campaigns of our candidates and Jim is no more
responsible for a losing campaign than he is for a winning
campaign. Obviously, the IDP must take on the challenges ahead with new
ideas, new approaches and some new faces. This move has nothing to do
with what is now behind us and everything to do with what lies ahead." More here.