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  •  No, this is Mormon country (1+ / 0-)
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    varro

    It's not going to hurt him politically- it'll be forgotten by 2016, but it's not going to boost his ratings. People will be upset for a short time and then move on.

    P.S. I am not a crackpot.

    by BoiseBlue on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 07:50:37 AM PST

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    •  All of Idaho, or just where he's from? (1+ / 0-)
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      Palafox

      I thought the Mormons mostly dominated southern ID, not the north.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 07:52:07 AM PST

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      •  Correct, but his district is in the Eastern (0+ / 0-)

        and Southern part of the state, which is heavily Mormon.

        P.S. I am not a crackpot.

        by BoiseBlue on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 07:55:38 AM PST

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        •  Near Yellowstone? (0+ / 0-)

          That's pretty remote and unpopulated. Does he have strong support in the rest of the state? In any case, it doesn't really matter for us. If he goes, another, likely even more RW Repub will replace him.

          "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

          by kovie on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 08:05:15 AM PST

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          •  He's safe. (1+ / 0-)
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            By the time he's up for reelection this will be ancient history. He's run unopposed in some races, and this isn't enough to kill his career.

            And the party really defends their own here. One of our state senators- the GOP caucus chairman, got drunk and stole a vehicle, then crashed it.

            The GOP rallied around him for the most part and refused to take his chair.

            P.S. I am not a crackpot.

            by BoiseBlue on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 08:15:18 AM PST

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            •  Ya gotta love democracy (0+ / 0-)

              and its tendency to reinforce tribalism vs. nationalism (in the best sense of the word, in doing what's best for the nation, not tribe or self).

              "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

              by kovie on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 09:33:44 AM PST

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    •  Mormon country - (0+ / 0-)

      Translates to "I will vote for whoever the church tells me to" for most of the devout.  If Crapo repents and is the "best" Mormon running in 2016, all will be forgiven and the faithful will follow orders, he will win the Mormon vote.

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