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ID GOP Fires Off Error-Prone Missive

At the Idaho Statesman, Opinion Editor Kevin Richert pokes the Idaho GOP for firing off a broadside against Democrat Keith Allred that was laden with fact and spelling errors. Take it away, Kevin: " ... this press release is a doozy.

  • "First, the House speaker's name, and it's the bane of Statehouse reporters and pundits, is Lawerence Denney. The Republicans manage to spell his first and last names wrong. There is something to be said for consistency.
  • "Second, the release quotes Senate President Pro Tem Robert Geddes as follows: “I am very sure the 2006 tax reduction Mr. Allred speaks of was a legislative action that Governor Otter signed into law." (You sure about that? Otter was in Congress in 2006. Dirk Kempthorne was governor.)
  • Also: Otter, Allred camps pick up fight over property tax bill/Kevin Richert; and: Allred proud of property tax relief role/Keith Allred campaign
Question: What do you make of this slipshod work on a press release for a high-profile organization like the Idaho Republican Party?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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