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The conventional wisdom is that Tea Party candidate (endorsed by Sarah Palin and Ron Paul) and former championship star for the Washington Redskins Clint Didier cannot win.  There are two establishment candidates:  incumbent Patty Murray and twice statewide candidate Dino Rossi.  Only the top two can reach the November ballot.

Try out these two articles.  The first by David Horsey at Seattle shows that there may be a fair amount of sign enthusiasm in Eastern Washington for Didier:

Two years ago, during my annual trek through the Republican bastion of Central Washington, I saw a bumper crop of campaign signs touting Dino Rossi for governor. Signs promoting Democrat Chris Gregoire were rare as orchids.

This year, with Rossi running for the U.S. Senate, I didn’t see even a single sign bearing his name. Instead, Clint Didier’s name was everywhere. The favored candidate of Sarah Palin and Tea Party enthusiasts, Didier is not supposed to stand a chance against Rossi in the state’s August 17th primary. But you wouldn’t guess that on a drive down the roads between Omak and the Tri-Cities. All those signs make it look like Didier country all the way.

Horsey is no fan:

I guess what bugs me most is that candidates like Clint Didier and his patron Sarah Palin are riding on a wave of false fears. We who live in cities and hold liberal ideas are not the enemy. We work hard, too. We love our families and want opportunities for our kids. When there is need in our communities, we join together and pitch in, just like ranchers who team up at branding time. We love our country as much as anyone.

Horsey’s mythical liberals may not be the enemy but the ones in power seem scary enough:  Obamacare, sovereignty killers like the UN Child Treaty, cap and trade, false “stimulus” packages (a better one would have been an income tax holiday), Card Check and a continuing goody-goody wars.  But I digress…

The second article (at is about the 500,000 robocalls from Sarah Palin on Didier’s behalf:

The tea-party U.S. Senate candidate announced over the weekend that a recorded message from Palin will go out to about 500,000 voters.

Palin is apparently not coming in person but the robocalls could be effective if properly focused. I think Didier seems to have caught fire among Ron Paul libertarians like me.  Let’s see if he can even come in first tomorrow.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)


  1. Jim Smyers says:

    Sea change is coming and hopefully Clint will be part of it.

    At CPAC this bull of a man handed me a pamphlet and said he was running for Congress in WA state. It was only after he left that I looked at the pamphlet and realized it was the legendary tight end of the Washington Redskins, Clint Didier.

    Clint needs to come back to DC.

    Former Redskin Quarterback, Heath Schuler, has sucked twice in DC. This time as a Congressman.

    • Sandy Sanders

      I agree with all you posted on but the part about Heath Shuler. Shuler is admittedly in the wrong party but he is a staunch follower of Christ and except for cap and trade votes right most of the time. Google Shuler and see that many progressives do not like him.


  2. Bill Riley says:

    I met Clint Didier and liked what he had to say. I am done voting for professional politicians or the Party’s Choice . Clint got my vote.

  3. No RINO says:

    I voted for Didier and hope he wins, because he is new and not compromised, and Patty Murray is a bought and paid for bankster and Obama buddy, a collectivist, a liar, and a hypocrite. But I hope Didier is not too closely tied to Palin, because she is a Judas Goat for the uninformed conservative masses, working with other RINOs and phony Glenn Beck. When are people going to realize there is virtually no difference between most Democrat and Republican candidates? Hopefully sometime soon before the country is destroyed!


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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