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GOP incumbent ‘basically Democrat’

This commentary from the Moscow-Pullman Daily News does not necessarily reflect the view of The Spokesman-Review’s editorial board.

The friend of my enemy is my enemy.

Is that how it goes?

It is if you tea party the way C.T. “Chris” Troupis tea parties.

Troupis was defeated soundly in the recent Republican primary by incumbent Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.

So were most of his compatriots in statewide races. Nonetheless, immediately after the election, Troupis and the other losers in the Republican primary promised to support their party’s nominees in November.

Then, the Democrats’ nominee for Idaho attorney general, Bruce Bistline, announced he won’t be campaigning against Wasden in the November general election. Bistline said the main reason he was running was to provide opposition to Troupis, in case he won the Republican primary. But, all things considered, he doesn’t disagree much with the way Wasden has handled the office of attorney general the past 12 years.

Quite a display of bipartisanship.

But hold on. Now Troupis says that means Wasden, who has always run as a Republican, must be a Democrat. Read more.

Izzit just me or are some folks in Idaho confused about the differences between a Republican and a Democrat?

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.