Fort Boise (RE: Update: Solon can pack hidden gun): Patterson probably will enjoy enough attention between now and when D15 voters find someone more appropriate to represent them that the people around him will be safe. He could start to change the story by saying "you know what? Even though I'm exempt as a legislator, I'm going to do the right thing and refrain from concealed carrying." But yeah, I can't imagine anything like that will happen. Maybe he's a changed man, and maybe that imaginative story about his selective amnesia is true. But maybe not.
Question: I wonder if legislative GOP leaders are going to circle the wagons around Patterson, as they did around former Rep. Hart and former Sen. McGee -- only to wind up with egg on their faces. Thoughts?