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Gone Viral

The goofy scheme proposed by Tea Party founder Judson Phillips and seconded by Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll has gone viral. Here's the latest jab from Chris Cillizza's The Fix blog in the Washington Post:

Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips argued in a column last week at World Net Daily that states that voted for Romney could simply boycott the Electoral College, thereby depriving it of the two-thirds quorum it needs to elect a president. At that point, the House of Representatives would pick the president. And guess who controls the House? The GOP. The cause was then taken up by Idaho state Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll (R), pictured, this week, with Nuxoll tweeting that the scheme is the GOP’s “last chance” to install Romney as president. The problem? Even if Phillips’s theory were practical — and getting one-third of states to flout the will of the country would be a neat trick — it’s based on a totally false premise. More here.

  • Also: Mother Jones credits colleague Betsy Russell w/exposing the nonsense and providing some of the best quotes of the year. Click here.

Question: Isn't it swell when one of Idaho's legislators make national news, especially the viral kind?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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