Posted by Victoria Reynolds | Posted in Congress, Washington Post | Posted on 30-08-2007
Reading today’s Washington Post coverage of Larry Craig, we chuckled at the first average Idahoan they presented to get colorful condemnation of the Senator.
Paragraph three. A beautician.
“I voted for him before, but I wouldn’t vote for him again, because I don’t believe him,” said beautician Linda Anderson, 45.
Nah, no stereotypes there, eh? Further down, we spot another curious place for a stake-out. A Boise punk-rock bar.
“It’s because it’s a lying thing,” said Karsten Roberts, nursing a drink at a punk-rock bar in downtown Boise. “You’re representing your constituents, and you shouldn’t lie to them. I don’t think it comes down to being gay, straight, lesbian or bi.”
Extreme Mortman has never been to Boise — or Idaho — or even a Minneapolis airport bathroom, for that matter — but our prejudiced wariness makes us want to react this way: Huh? A punk-rock bar in Boise?
Well, that’s why we shouldn’t prejudge the even-tempered, libertarian people of Idaho. A half-hearted, mostly boring Google search reveals that, indeed, there is a punk-rock bar in Boise — or, at least a place to hear punk music. It’s called The Big Easy, and this might be the hotbed of Craig hatred the Post penetrated:
The paper also points out that on Wednesday, Craig went on vacation. No doubt Post reporters will be staking out Fire Island.