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Fri., Jan. 18, 2013, 8:20 a.m.

Vestal: Proud To Be A Congressman?

Cathy McMorris Rodgers has not distinguished herself as one who makes a lot of bold, off-the-cuff statements. Even as her profile rises, with convention speeches and appearances on the Sunday morning shows, she often conveys the sense of someone tiptoeing very carefully from word to word. Even as she and her fellow House Republicans tack to starboard harder than Captain Ahab, she loads her verbal cannon cautiously. She was famously stumped on TV earlier this year when asked to provide an example of a program she would cut – after talking about cuts merely forever and ever – and when she took the PR lead in the War on the War on Women, even at her best moments she seemed to teeter fearfully on the edge of putting down a wrong step. ... So it was interesting to see her go out on a limb recently on Twitter, when she made this frank and contrary statement: “Proud of the work we’ve done during the 112th Congress!” Proud? Well, sure, Congresswoman – you and 10 percent of the population/Shawn Vestal, SR. More here.

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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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