Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Progressive Idaho

It somehow escaped my notice until I sat down this morning to read yesterday's newspaper that Idaho's own Larry Craig was one of the four Senate Republicans to stand up against the reauthorization of the Patriot Act.

I have a bad habit of using my residency in Idaho as an excuse for political inaction. It's the most conservative state in the Union, which makes voting feel like an exercise in futility. I don't know what makes it hard for me to remember that we have two congresspeople (for all their warts) who have stridently opposed the Patriot Act, my own little Moscow was host to a major civil rights battle around Sami Omar Al-Hussayen, and that even city politics are quite colorful.

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