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Carlson: Malek does it correctly

Idaho state Rep. Luke Malek speaks to a group of nearly 50 about the current issues in the House during a pre-legislative session send-off at Coeur d’Alene Fire Department Station 3 on Wednesday evening. (Shawn Gust / Coeur d'Alene Press)
Idaho state Rep. Luke Malek speaks to a group of nearly 50 about the current issues in the House during a pre-legislative session send-off at Coeur d’Alene Fire Department Station 3 on Wednesday evening. (Shawn Gust / Coeur d'Alene Press)

Chris Carlson of the Carlson Chronicle writes that a recent townhall meeting conducted by state Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene restored his faith in Democracy:

Every once in a while I see something that restores my faith in democracy. I witnessed such last week in Coeur d’Alene when I attended State Representative Luke  Malek’s town hall meeting held at a Coeur d’ Alene Fire Station. Over 60 people were present, many standing in the too small conference room.  A Malek aide said they had expected  10 people, based on a previous meeting, and were as surprised as any one. Remarkable to this observer was not one word was heard regarding national issues, whether immigration reform, or President Obama Middle East strategy, or presidential preferences. To top everything off, it was all civil. More here.

Question: You realize that we have to save Rep. Malek from the Tea Party ideologues who have overthrown the rest of the legislative delegation in Kootenai County, right?



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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