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MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2010, 8:18 A.M.

Dark Times For Republican Muggles

A Republican Berry Picker writes: "A My Turn in Saturday's Press is written by Precinct #3 committeewoman Melanie Vander Feer.  She argues that the local GOP isn't disentegrating but rather it is getting stronger because true conservatives are controlling the party now.  She writes, "The Republican Party is not being fractured it is being cleansed of the people who are not true Republicans . . . . " The rhetoric I've witnessed lately surrounding the Kootenai County GOP reminds me of Death Eaters in the Harry Potter series.  With a minor word substitution in the above sentence, perhaps you would agree: "The Wizarding World is not being fractured it is being cleansed of the people who are not true Wizards." These are dark times for muggles like me, my friends. (Associated Press)

Question: Do you see a parallel between the political cleansing going on within the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee and the struggle for supremacy in Harry Potter books?

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