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Edit: Yates Offers Broader View

The Mess Made in Moscow by the Idaho Republican Party finally got cleaned up last weekend in Boise. The state central committee elected Steve Yates its new party chairman, after a court ruled last week that former chairman Barry Peterson had not been anointed for another two years by this city's convention of confusion. The contrast between the incoming state chairman and the outgoing one could not be more stark. It's likely that will lead to some changes in how the party and its two warring wings operate during the rest of this campaign season and for the next two years. It is not likely that its political positions will be changing much, however/Lee Rozen, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here. (Facebook photo: New Idaho GOP chairman Steve Yates & his family)

Question: The Daily News editorial goes on to contend that Yates, who was deputy assistant to then VP Dick Cheney, has a broader view of politics than predecessor Barry Peterson -- and that will be good for the fractured Idaho GOP. Agree/disagree?

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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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