The Inland Northwest didn't really go for Barack Obama in the presidential election. The landscape outside the Spokane city limits was pretty red.
No matter. The region will be represented in the inaugural parade next month when he gets sworn in.
The Border Patrol's Spokane Sector will be sending its Mustang Unit to the parade, to march with the agency's honor guard and bagpipe and drum team.
The Mustang Unit might be one of those government programs that Democrats and Republicans, and liberals and conservatives, can like.