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No calls to get a rope yet

Not long ago, a salsa company had a successful commercial that disparaged the Big Apple. You may recall a group of cowboys sitting around a campfire, asking the cook where the sauce came from, checking the label discovering it came from "New York CITY!"

Get a rope, says one.

Apparently the problem does not work in reverse for politicians. U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, has been featured in several stories about the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Most recently He is quoted in the new edition of The New Yorker magazine in a long article about the split in the House. 

It should also be noted that U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, is becoming a pretty regular guest on Wolf Blitzer's show on CNN. True, that's coming from Atlanta,  not New York City. But some of Risch's constituents may think the letters stand for Communist News Network.

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