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  •  Here's the deal ... (1+ / 0-)
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    these guys are doing SIX debates (and this in a year when the GOP candidates here for governor, lt gov, and controller all bailed out on the main debate sponsored by Idaho Public TV, the League of Women Voters, and the Idaho Press Club).

    They've already met twice at evening debates and they're doing three more in the evenings on Oct 10, 12, and 24. (I'm pretty sure those dates are right; the last one is the statewide televised one.)

    This morning radio show is the only one that'll require mainlining coffee, but it's also the only one that'll be on the Internet. I'm really hoping some Idaho expats in say, Boston or Baghdad, will be able to catch it.

    Humiliate the Club for Growth. Contribute to Larry Grant now!

    by Red State Rebel on Fri Sep 29, 2006 at 05:17:47 PM PDT

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    •  Anecdote from Boise (4+ / 0-)

      I was talking to someone who lives in Grant's district  (in a very affluent, Republican neighborhood).  I asked whether he was paying much attention to the Congressional electio, and he said, "Oh, I'll vote for What's-His-Name, the Business Guy --  Sali's an idiot."

      This person continued, 'In Idaho, if you can get 30 people to follow you, it's a political base. Some of the ultra-conservative legislators are good people, but a few are really mean-spirited."  This guy has met Sali on a number of occasions, and he said, 'In person, Sali's actually a nice  guy, the problem is that he's just not very bright." (Then there was some significant eyeball-rolling  to drive home the point.  I gather that my informant felt that in order to get much done in Congress, it helps to have IQ points.  Imagine!)

      This person didn't seem to feel that he needed to know  a whole lot more about Grant -- probably because this man knew that if Grant was bad news, he'd have heard about it through the local business networks.

      Idaho's a pretty small place, so I assume that news about 'who's a jerk' probably gets around pretty quickly.  

      I'm hoping that What's-His-Name-the-Business-Guy does very well over there in ID-01. Along with Tester and Goldmark.

      Anyway, 'one anecdote does not an election make,' but I happened to see this post when I popped onto Kos, and I thought this voter's comments were kind of amusing.

      •  Great anecdote (1+ / 0-)
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        Thanks for posting it!

        Larry's first ad made the point of saying he's not a politician but a businessman. It's good to know that meme is getting through, even if folks can't quite remember his name yet.

        Humiliate the Club for Growth. Contribute to Larry Grant now!

        by Red State Rebel on Fri Sep 29, 2006 at 07:24:03 PM PDT

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