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BNI: More Balanced Than RRepubs

A news release from Balance North Idaho: The City Council elections are jam packed with some great candidates.  We can say that with confidence because we interviewed many of them.  We invited everyone, but there were several who opted to not participate in our interview process. Demonstrating we are true to our purpose, we endorsed a Regean Republican candidate in the Hospital Election last Spring.  We do know firsthand that the RR's did not bother to interview anyone they consider left of their agenda. RR's say we're all a bunch of liberals.  Labeling anyone and everything a “liberal”, including Balance North Idaho, is a shallow attempt to disqualify a credible candidate or organization in the eyes of the public.  What does “liberal” mean to them? Simply put, liberal stands for anyone left of the far right.  To reassure you about the makeup of our board — Balance North Idaho consists of individuals representing all parties (R, D, I) for the purpose of being balanced.  As we have stated, our President, Eden Irgens, and Treasurer, Mic Armon, are Republicans.  Endorsements are made using facts, qualifications, and a structured interview and evaluation process, not political party.  These are nonpartisan races and that fact should be respected rather than ignored.

Question: Who has a more balanced approach to candidate interviews — Balance North Idaho or Reagan Republicans?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. 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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