From Jeff Ward's latest Kootenai Weekly Conservative newsletter: "It appears that summer has finally made it to North Idaho. Being in one of the more glorious places to spend a summer makes keeping our minds on the work of politics much more difficult. I catch myself staring out my window at the sunlit tableau of blue sky and green trees and not want to work or even write this column. There is a lot for us to do but the allure of the mountains, the lakes, and the sun can be distracting. 2012 may be the most important election of our life times and Republicans must work now to prepare for the battle this fall. Please do not buy into the conventional wisdom that says that the election is already over in Idaho. We may have been highly successful in the May Primary. Many of us are quite disappointed that we do not have a recall campaign to wage in August or November. But the election battle for Reagan Republicans is far from over"/Jeff Ward, Reagan Republicans. More here.