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Phil Hart: Answering Mr. Sound Bite

State Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, sent this response to HucksOnline moments ago re: a Parting Shot item that appeared in my Sunday column March 4: “When a friend handed me a recent copy of  David Oliveria's Sunday Spokesman-Review column, it became clear what Thomas Jefferson meant over 200 years ago, when he said, “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” In that column Oliveria referred to me as an “artful tax dodger.” One must assume he gets this term from the Charles Dickens story “Oliver Twist.” I had a difficult time making any connection between that story and my circumstances. But there is one similarity, in that, the Dickens' novel is a fictional story and what Oliveria wrote about me was also fiction. The following are a few non-fictional facts, none of which Oliveria cares to report.” More here. (SR file photo of Phil Hart at Ron Paul rally in Spokane Feb. 21)


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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