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Spin Control

A welcome from McMorris Rodgers

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers sounded a bit like the Chamber of Commerce in welcoming delegates to the convention. Get out and enjoy Riverfront Park, the shops, the new restaurants, she said at the start of her kickoff speech.

She also made the obligatory dig at the "other Washington."

See a clip of her speech by clicking here.

Then she borrowed from David Letterman, with the Top 10 reasons why it's good to be a Republican this year.

They got a good reception, just as they did at the Spokane County convention.

Among them:

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.