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Palm: Other Parties Infiltrate Local R’s

This past decade, I have closely observed how the Republican Party works in Idaho, especially locally. Over the last couple of years, I’ve paid particular attention to the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee because I’ve seen a shift in attitudes. What was once an organization that championed Republican principles has grown adversarial. Why, because its membership has been infiltrated by those of the Constitution and Libertarian Party? I’ve often wondered, why not affiliate yourselves with your own party. To date I’ve assumed it’s because they can’t get elected under their own banner. But, I recently learned more -the real answer/Kellie Palm, Coeur d'Alene Press My Turn column. More here.

Question: I believe Constitutionalists and Libertarians are embedded — and may be in control — of the Kootenai County Republican Party. Do you?

P.S. Sheriff Joe Gets Thumbs Up

Kellie Palm, of the Kootenai County Republican Women’s Federation’s Women in Red banquet, gives Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio a thumbs under during his speech last night at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. (Special to Huckleberries Online)

Sheriff Arpaio Endorses Raul Labrador

A Berry Picker sends along this photo from Buck Knives, where controversial Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arapaio, right, talks with Kellie Palm of the Kootenai County Republican Women Federation and Chuck Buck Sr. of Buck Knives. Arpaio will be the guess speaker at the Republican Women’s annual Women In Red event at the Coeur d’Alene Resort tonight.

At a press conference that ended a few moments ago at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorsed Raul Labrador’s candidacy for Congress. Labrador was in attendance with his wife, Rebecca. At one point, Arpaio was asked if he was endorsing Labrador. And he said simply that he liked the Republican legislator and that he was. As you may recall, there was quite a brouhaha among Republican women when Labrador sought one-on-one face time with Arpaio before tonight’s Women in Red event.

 Question: Why was Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s endorsement so important to Raul Labrador?

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