Does Idaho Need More Civility in Politics?
I think the answer is yes and no.
Lessons could be learned elsewhere about Gem State politeness
Political discourse in Idaho is, I believe we can all agree, better here than in many other states and far better than Washington. In the Internet age, we can often hide behind an alias and throw figurative bombs at opponents.
State Representative Melissa Wintrow joined us on Top Story. She was a member of a bi-partisan Idaho delegation taking part in a national conference on civility in politics. Lessons could be learned elsewhere about Gem State politeness.
We also heard from some members of the audience. My favorite is the caller who told me he wishes more Democrats were like Melissa. You can listen below.