It was but a small item in yesterday's Idaho Statesman. Still, I thought conservative bloggers would be all over it by nightfall:
Idaho 1st Congressional District candidate Sheila Sorensen was one of
the honorees Monday night at a Womens Campaign Fund event that featured
a dozen swanky dinners all over New York City and a guest list that
included Sen. John and Teresa Heinz Kerry, former Texas Gov. Ann
Richards, Martha Stewart, New Jersey Gov. John Corzine, Def Jam Records
founder Russell Simmons and more.
The keynote speaker? Outspoken Liberal Al Franken.
group works to elect pro-choice women of both parties, and Sorensen
often fought restrictions on abortion while she was in the Legislature.
She and a handful of other Republican women candidates were heavily outnumbered by Democrats at the fund-raiser.
Sorensen spokesman Chuck Malloy said he didn't know yet how much money Sorensen raised in conjunction with the trip.
Yeah, I'll bet. Sorensen's handlers can only hope her more conservative primary competition (yes, I'm talking about you Bill Sali, "Skipper" Brandt, and Robert Vasquez) don't make much of this. For now, it's on the Dem spin cycle at 43rd State Blues and Liberal Idaho.
UPDATE: He can't spell her name, apparently, but Bryan Fischer, head of the Idaho branch of the Taliban, has gotten ahold of the big story.
UPDATE#2: Bill Sali indeed has it on his website, along with the original article from the Tuesday edition of Roll Call.