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Wed., Jan. 16, 2013, 8:46 a.m.

Trib: Labrador Now Isolated

Marty Trillhaase/Lewiston Tribune offers the bottom line re: the political flap between Idaho's two members of the U.S. House of Representatives -- Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador:

Such vitriol tells you these two no longer belong to the same political party. There's the Republican Party of Simpson, Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter, the business wing of the GOP and its moderate legislators .And there is the Republican Party of Labrador, schools Superintendent Tom Luna and the Tea Partiers who infiltrated the machinery of the state GOP. This tells you something else. Less than a week after he kicked the king without killing him, Labrador has found himself isolated. If he can't count on the support of his only fellow Idahoan in the House of Representatives, where else does he expect to find it? Full editoral here.

Question: Will Labrador remain in House Speaker John Boehner's dog house for the entire 2013-14 Congress?




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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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