Saturday, December 26, 2009

Smorgasbord Saturday

Is it me or has the realm of Idaho politics gone even more crazy than the norm? This smorgasbord is more or less a list of links worth taking a look at that pertain to some bizarre Idaho politics stories I've been following.
  • Just when we thought Rex Rammell couldn't get more crazy, he's invited Mormon men to an "elders only" meeting and insinuated that Mormon women have no political thoughts of their own separate from their priesthood holding husbands. "More Wack From Rex Rammell"/bankomike for 43SB; "Rammell calls meeting for LDS elders only"/ Rexburg Standard Journal.
  • "New update on Bowe Bergdahl"/ Wordsmith, Left Side of the Moon
  • Pete Peterson running against Butch Otter, or something that vaguely resembles a campaign, sent a LTE to the Twin Falls Times-News which pointed out his website which I have found a great deal of entertainment in. Check out beatbutch.com if you have a moment. It's worth a look-see.
  • And to cap off the week, a Spokesman Review blog noted a Rasmussen poll that found conservatives associating themselves more with the TEA Party than the Republican Party. Did the post link to the actual release from Rasmussen? Nope, the link took readers directly to the news being reported by...wait for it...the John Birch Society!
How did Idaho politics turn so downright insane so quickly? And none of this even touches the battle between Keith Allred's gubernatorial campaign and the Idaho GOP who say he used his position at The Common Interest in a partisan way to announce that he is running against Butch Otter. Keith Allred may be the most sane of the bunch running against Otter...

4 comments:

N. Speth said...

That Rammell thing is just bizarre. If the Idaho republican party gives him their nomination, I'll concede that Idaho's conservatives are the kookiest in the nation.

Tara A. Rowe said...

There's zero chance that the Idaho GOP will give Rammell the nomination, don't worry. As far as I can tell, the Idaho GOP is standing by Governor Otter. I hear the church put out a statement about Rammell's "elders only" meeting, but I haven't read it for myself yet.

N. Speth said...

http://www.idahopress.com/news/?id=28792

Utahns will recognize the standard "We're politically neutral, he doesn't speak for us."

Tara A. Rowe said...

Thanks, Nick. And here's a link for you:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/28/AR2009122802265.html?hpid=artslot