Three Canyon County senators made the tough vote Friday. But the three Republicans — Curt McKenzie of Nampa, Patti Anne Lodge of Huston and John McGee of Caldwell — also cast the right vote. By opposing Idaho’s foolhardy and constitutionally dubious flirtation with health care reform “nullification,” they spared the state a costly and, most likely, ill-fated legal battle. More significantly, from a budget standpoint, they refused to jeopardize Idaho’s share of federal funding for Medicaid — a whopping $1.2 billion for 2011-12. Perhaps most importantly, they put good government ahead of good politics/Idaho Statesman. More here.
- Hoffman: Nullification vote was a mistake/Idaho Freedom Foundation
Question: Do you think these three legislators ended their political careers by angering the Idaho Tea Partiers lobbying for "nullification"?