I love it. We may finally have a moniker equal to the reflexively retrograde Idaho legislators who are holding our state hostage. From the Idaho Falls Post Register via Tom Paine at 43rd State Blues, William T. Sellers writes::
Whether it’s trashing the efforts of our Congressman and Senator to established balanced wilderness areas, voting against community colleges, public input on feedlots, daycare and early education standards, local option, or haranguing that “Godzilla was on the loose in Boise” (the prehistoric reptile was now “big government”), one rural state representative always shows her colors.
Yep, it’s Lenore Barrett preachin’ again, the legislator-curmudgeon from Challis, who purports to represent District 35. Barrett, a 72 year old pistol-packing plutocrat who curiously lists her vocations as “mining” and “investments”, keeps quite an estate up there. Having atrophied in place for 14 years, hers is a gigantic rural district, except as it approaches Idaho Falls & Rexburg. It stretches across nearly 50% of the state’s east-central region, and therein lies the mystery.
I say it’s a ‘mystery’ because House leadership has allowed Barrett, the alpha-sister in the Clan of the ‘Cave’ People (a.k.a. “citizens against virtually everything”), to chair the important Local Government Committee.
It gets better. Read it all here. It's beeeyoootiful, fearless stuff. I'm saying it here first: Bill Sellers for Governor. Or as Tom Paine said in posting it, "Whatever this guy's drinking, we need some RR tankercar loads of the same."