Look, I've known Christa (Hazel, pictured) for a long time and one word does not describe her: liberal. She has been a lifelong Republican that has volunteered support in both Kootenai and Latah counties. Its a sad time in the political arena - especially in a local school board race - when someone volunteered for campaigns like Phil Batt, Butch Otter, and Helen Chenoweth gets painted as a liberal. Christa served as a constituent representative in U.S. Sen. Dirk Kempthorne's CdA office while attending North Idaho College. Ron Rankin himself gave her an award and recognized her leadership abilities while she served as North Idaho College student body president. This business of being a liberal (or in ShoCon's case painting her as somehow non-Republican because she had the audacity to put the person before party in who she supported) is nuts. And lets be frank, ANYONE in comparison to Brent Regan, including Ronald Reagan, himself would be painted as a liberal by the “Reagan Republicans”/Digger.
Question: Would Ronald Reagan be too liberal for the Kootenai County Republican Party?
D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Huckleberries Online was judged the best 2008 Idaho newspaper blog by the Idaho Press Club. And the best 2007 news blog in the Pacific Northwest by the Society for Professional Journalist. 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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