Thanks to Ada County Dem float organizer Colleen Fellows, I'l have a slide show from the Boise "We the People" parade up here later today. In the meantime ...
Enjoy Serephin's excellent coverage of the Coeur d'Alene Fourth of July festivities at 43rd State Blues.
Read about Malia Obama's best birthday ever, hanging out with her family at the Holiday Inn Express in Butte.
Meanwhile, George W. Bush had a birthday this weekend, too, and had a bit of a rough time of it during his holiday visit to Monticello. Isn't it ironic to contemplate the thought of Bush being in the same small club of U.S. presidents as Thomas Jefferson?
Finally, a pause to remember Bill Studebaker, the Idaho writer and outdoorsman who died in a kayaking accident near Yellow Pine this weekend. I didn't know Bill well, but I remember when - still new to Idaho in the early 1990s - I invited him for a cup of coffee at the late great Twin Falls coffeehouse Metropolis to pick his brain about being a writer in Idaho. Red State Rebels' sympathy goes out to the Studebaker family and all of Bill's many close friends who were inspired by his boundless life force.