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George Resigns As County Dem Chief

Thom George has informed Huckleberries Online that he has resigned as chairman of the Kootenai County Democrats, for personal reasons. He plans to move in spring 2011 to join his wife, who has taken a job in the Seattle area. George said the resignation was effective Monday night. Paul Neils was elected unanimously to fill George’s position.

George: Aide Lied About Minnick Grade

In a Coeur d’Alene Press op-ed piece, local Democratic leader Thom George writes: “On Sept. 28, 2010, the Coeur d’Alene Press printed an opinion piece by Jeff Ward in which he complained about “a lot of untruths, half truths, and bald-faced lies” that are told during a political campaign. And then mere sentences later he told a “bald-faced lie” about Congressman Walt Minnick’s NRA rating, knowingly and falsely claiming the Congressman had a rating of D+ instead of the factual rating of B+. According to a report on the Idaho Reporter website, NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said Minnick voted with the NRA 100 percent of the time in the U.S. House and scored well on its questionnaire for candidates. Jeff, there you go again.” More here.

Question: At this point, when Congressman Walt Minnick’s grade from the NRA should be well known to all, is there any excuse for Republicans to purposely misrepresent it?

A Close Encounter With Reagan R’s

RE: Reagan Republicans misgrade Congressman Minnick’s NRA standing/Hucks Online

Thom George: I was the BerryPicker who provided the photo. I attended the rally to correct the RR’s misinformation about Congressman Minnick’s NRA rating. I attended the rally to correct the RR’s misinformation about Congressman Minnick’s NRA rating. I identified myself as the Chairman of the Kootenai County Democrats, to which one woman replied by calling me a “typical tax & spend Democrat.” I asked her if we could stay on the topic of the Second Amendment, but, alas, we could not. Her elderly mother sidled over to support the first woman’s “Democrats love taxes argument” by informing me she was from California where her taxes were low and had moved to Idaho where her taxes were high. I didn’t attempt to explain to her that California is widely perceived as a Democratic state and Idaho a Republican state. Her daughter started talking again, but when I heard the name “Hitler” come out of her mouth I told her that she’d Godwined the conversation and I refused to talk to her any further. More below.

Question: What grade would you give the protest today by the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans?

D’s: Where Do Pols Stand On Hart Woes?

The Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee issued a press release today calling on Idaho elected officials to say where they stand on Rep. Phil Hart’s tax woes, which are the subject of pending House ethics committee; the committee will look into whether Hart had a conflict of interest in serving on the House Revenue & Taxation Committee while pressing his legal fight over unpaid state and federal income taxes, and whether he abused legislative privilege by citing it in seeking delays in his tax cases/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

Question: Would you like to know where your legislators stand on state Rep. Phil Hart’s tax woes?

David Caruso: Class Clown?

William Petersen as “CSI’s” Gil Grissom may have retired. But that doesn’t mean county Demo chief Thom George will be switching allegiance to David Caruso and Miami’s version of “CSI.” Thom has a hard time taking his ex-classmate Caruso seriously. Caruso was the Class of ’72 clown at Archbishop Malloy School in Queens, New York. Thom and he future star were among 12 students enrolled in Mr. Egan’s American history class. Caruso had a reputation for never doing his home work. One day, he presented a small scrap of paper to Mr. Egan, with a typical excuse that the dog had eaten his home work or it’d be trampled on the subway. Mr. Reeves said he should write his assignments on toilet paper because that’s about what they were worth. So the next day, Thom recalls, Caruso presented Egan with a roll of Charmin upon which he’d written his assignment meticulously with a ball-point pen. Says Thom: “It was the only assignment I can recall that he turned in.” Also, Thom recalls that Caruso was one of only a handful of students from his Catholic school class of 365 or so who didn’t go onto college. Mebbe there’s a lesson in that?/DFO.

Question: Did you go to high school with someone who later became famous?

Huckleberries: ThomG Takes Plunge

You need look no further than Kootenai County Democratic chief Thom George, if you want to know why Democrat Walt Minnick dumped Republican incumbent Bill Sali in the 1st Congressional District race. At one of those hush-hush Republicans-for-Minnick gatherings last year, a female voter who is known as MamaJD at Huckleberries Online told ThomG she’d vote for Minnick, if he’d jump in the lake. Not only did Thom jump in the lake, but he did so on New Year’s Day. Can you say Polar Bear, baybee? The ex-New Yorker joined dozens of other cuh-razies, to win MamaJD’s vote. MamaJD jumped in the lake, too, as is her custom/DFO, Huckleberries. More here.

*Athol has exotic menagerie/Herb Huseland

*Adopted Christmas horse dies/Cindy Hval

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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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