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Let’s connect the dots …

If Mary Souza can connect dots to underscore her various theories, Huckleberries certainly can -- and be on solid footing. All at Hucks Nation are appalled at state Rep. Heather Scott's latest outrage -- a defense of white nationalism. However, Scott and her extreme ways should come as no surprise. The outrage here should focus on that fact that Scott was given the second highest "Freedom Index" score by Wayne Hoffman's Idaho Freedom Foundation. She voted "correctly" 99.3% of the time, according to IFF, second only to Rep. Ron Nate, who scored 100%. IFF considers Confederate flag-waving Scott twice as good as respected state Sen. Shawn Keough (45.4%) and state Rep. Luke Malek (42.3%). Now, let's connect an important dot. Chairman Brent Regan of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee is also chairman of the IFF Board of Directors. He should be well positioned to condemn Heather Scott's recent trip through the political Looking Glass. But I suspect that Brent will hunker down and try to ride out yet another controversy that he's in the middle of.

/cue up crickets ...

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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