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He should have begun ‘Hey, Stupid’

Columnist Chuck Malloy of Idaho Business Weekly comments:

Republican Sen. Dan Foreman of Moscow insists that he is not a politician, and I can believe that, judging by a recent letter to a constituent.

He skipped the usual mundane greeting, thanking the constituent for her concern about Foreman’s proposed tax break for parents sending their kids to private schools. Instead, he said, “You must understand something. I do represent my entire district. But I am under no obligation to do what you want. Your opinion represents (the) minority view in district five.”

It gets better.

“… Furthermore, you must understand I am a Christian, conservative Republican. I won my election, because the MAJORITY of voters in my district voted for me. I defeated your left-wing liberal candidate, because a majority of voters chose me and my clearly outlined political platform of conservative values. So, your side lost, and my side won. … You simply don’t like the fact that you are not getting YOUR way any longer.”

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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