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Kerby: Politicians come & go

Facebook Friend Darrell Kerby offers a word of advice as we approach another fall political campaign season:

"Politics like religion is most often viewed through our emotional, deepest personal beliefs. We view candidates who we hope believe similarly as our champions. We are so hopeful that these candidates prevail that we are willing to overlook the defects and warts that each of our chosen candidates have, even to the point of disbelieving the facts and tending to view others who disagree with callousness and distain. Let's all remember that it is your friends and neighbors regardless of their political beliefs that have and will always be there for you. Keep your sense of humor and be ready to laugh at yourself. Politicians come and go but the helping hand of friends and neighbors remains the rock upon which society is built. Have you hugged your Republican and/or Democrat friend today?"

Question: Do you have a friend or neighbor that puts politics before relationships? Or you that kind of person?

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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