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Mon., April 28, 2014, 3:14 p.m.

Edit: Bundy Way Isn’t Idaho Way

Two paths face suction dredge miners who want to shake a stick at the Environmental Protection Agency. The Cliven Bundy way. Or the Idaho way. The Bundy way, of course, refers to the Nevada deadbeat rancher, who for decades robbed the American taxpayer when he grazed his cattle on federal lands and refused to pay. He wrapped this theft in the flag and the gun. Faced with a man willing to shed blood, the feds wisely backed away - although the ending, when it comes, will not be to Bundy's liking. Egged on by Bundy's story and agitators such as Idaho County Commissioner and GOP lieutenant gubernatorial hopeful -- Jim Chemlik -- and the Southwest Idaho Mining Association's John Crossman, suction miners seem to be headed toward a confrontation of their own/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Has the Cliven Bundy story helped/hurt Idaho Republicans?

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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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