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PM: 1st Lady On GOP Bus

On Friday evening, Hucks Online reported that a Lake City High administrator in a “pink silk cap” had waylaid Idaho 1st Lady Lori Otter, Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna, & Senate Education Committee Chairman John Goedde after the GOP bus tour pulled onto high school grounds at the end of its North Idaho tour. Now we know the female administrator was high school principal Deanne Clifford. But Hucks Online is strill trying to find where the “pink silk cap” came into play. Obviously, Lori Otter (above on bus) was wearing Nike head wear that’s not made of silk. And Deanne Clifford was wearing a light-pink baseball cap with darker-pink lettering. So let’s drop “silk” from the description originally provided, OK?

Question (for OrangeTV): Can you break down the 1st Lady’s non-red carpet look on the bus tour? (I think she pulls it off, but I’m not Joan Rivers.)

GOP Bus Hits Bump At Lake City High

A Lake City High Principal Deanne Clifford tells Republican congressional candidate Raul Labrador and others on the GOP bus tour, including 1st Lady Lori Otter and Senate Education Committee Chairman John Goedde that they can't campaign on school grounds Friday evening before the football game with visiting Sandpoint. Earlier story here.

Bus Tour Comes To Unhappy End

  • Originally posted at 6:13 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22

Seems the GOP Bus Tour had an unhappy ending as it swung into the Lake City High parking lot a few minutes ago for the final step of an all-day tour in North Idaho, prior to the football game between Sandpoint and the host Timberwolves. The governor, his First Lady, and other top elected officials had barely set foot on the ground when they were told by a school administrator in a pink, silk cap that they couldn’t campaign on school grounds. A Berry Picker assumed that the administrator didn’t know she was talking to the governor’s wife, Lori, Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna, or Senate Education Chairman John Goedde. At her insistence, the GOP officials moved their campaign signs across the street from the north end of the football field parking lot and joined well wishers for hot dogs in the corner of the lot. (Photo: Lt. Gov. Brad Little holds a “remember to Vote” sign as he tours North Idaho aboard the GOP express Friday)

Question: Did the Lake City High administrator react correctly when the GOP bus tour pulled onto school grounds Friday evening?

GOP Leaders Lunch In Rathdrum

Here’s another Crazy Homeschool Mama Twitter photo of the state’s top elected GOP officials stopping at Spirit Lake City Park to address about 100 people on hand to rally with them. At last report, they’d stopped for lunch at the Golden Spike in Rathdrum, where Rally Right holds its meetings.

GOP Bus Tour Reaches Spirit Lake

Gov. Butch Otter speaks to a constituent moments ago during a stop by the GOP bus at Spirit Lake City Park. Crazy Homeschool Mama took this photo. She announced via Twitter that she talked to the governor about the wolf problem.

GOP Bus Tour In Town Today, Too

Just got a call from Jeff Ward of the state Republican Party who wants to remind Hucks Nation that the GOP bus tour with top elected Republican officials will be making several stops in Kootenai County today, touching down in Spirit Lake City Park. Other stops include Golden Spike Estates in Rathdrum, the American Legion Hall in Athol, Super 1 in Hayden, Idaho Veneer in Post Falls, Kootenai County Republican Headquarters and North Idaho Victory Center in Coeur d’Alene. I joked with him that they need to be careful not to be mistaken for the Westboro Baptist Church crew today because Coeur d’Alene area residents are pretty jumpy when it comes to strangers from other states today — and everyone knows that most elected officials in this state live and work in the Kingdom of Ada. Press release here.

  • Photo: State Sen. Shawn Keough tweeted the photo above. She said she’s on the bus. But I don’t know where the photo was taken. I just sent her a message to discover the bus’s whereabout.

GOP Bus Tour To Hit Koot-Co Friday

The tour through Kootenai County will include a stop at the Spirit Lake City Park, a gathering at Golden Spike Estates in Rathdrum, greeting veterans at the American Legion Hall in Athol and shoppers at Super 1 in Hayden, and discussing economic development at Idaho Veneer in Post Falls. The bus will also stop for a gathering and press availability at the Kootenai County Republican Headquarters and North Idaho Victory Center in Coeur d’Alene. The Kootenai County leg of the tour will conclude with the candidates greeting fans and serving hotdogs to the attendees of the Lake City – Sandpoint football game at Lake City High School. More including scheduled stops here.

Question: Are you planning to see top Idaho Republicans when they make a bus stop near your community Friday?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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