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Edit: Idaho GOP Broken … So What?

In a memorable "Saturday Night Live" parody of the 1988 presidential debate, Dana Carvey portrayed Republican George H.W. Bush as too tongue-tied to say more than: "Stay the course. Stay the course." At which point Jon Lovitz, the actor playing Democrat Michael Dukakis, sighed: "I can't believe I'm losing to this guy." Anything sound familiar? Here we have the Idaho Republican Party. Once known as the epitome of organizational discipline and brand loyalty, it has squandered both/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Marty goes on to make a terrific point. The Idaho GOP is broken & dysfunctional ... yet it continues to win at all levels. So what does it matter?

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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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