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Mon., July 7, 2014, 4:52 p.m.

Jeers: Petersen Pulls Out Old Trick

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column during the 4th of July weekend, Marty Trillhaase gave Jeers to ..."embattled Idaho Republican Party Chairman Barry Peterson. He's hanging on to the job despite a steady stream of legal opinions -- his own attorney Christ Troupis is the one exception -- that have told him to go. Peterson called for a central committee meeting Aug. 9. His opponents want to meet a week earlier. So Peterson asked Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter to get involved. "I believe that one phone call from Gov. Otter is all it would take to end the current division," Peterson said. But Peterson didn't pick up the phone or move through informal back channels. Instead, Peterson issued a press release. That's the oldest trick in the book." Full Cheers & Jeers column here.

Question: Aren't you going to miss all the Idaho GOP silliness when the grownups regain control of the party? (There are grownups in the Idaho GOP, right?)

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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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