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Hoffman: No Pol Gets A Pass From Us

It sure is strange to see Lewiston Tribune editorial writer Marty Trillhaase complain that the Idaho Freedom Foundation is not being aggressively free market enough. Is he serious? I doubt it, because Trillhaase and his newspaper aren't exactly champions of freedom and free markets. If Trillhaase and the Lewiston Tribune are complaining, odds are we're doing something right. But what's even more surprising is my friend Marty's contention, printed last week, that IFF has been silent about Gov. C. L. (Butch) Otter's plan to accept federal Obamacare money. Trillhaase says "you've not heard one word of protest" from IFF. Indeed, Trillhaase goes on to invoke the name of my mentor, Ralph Smeed, who died a year ago. Trillhaase says Smeed would have been more critical of our governor and that IFF isn't because my organization has been co-opted by a governor who supports our cause. Hogwash, hogwash and more hogwash/Wayne Hoffman, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Does the Idaho Freedom Foundation watch its friends as closely as it does its enemies?

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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