Any conservative-Republican candidate who agrees to the upcoming CEP “balanced” Coeur d’Alene Schools Trustee debate is truly brave. It is similar to walking into the lion’s den. The board of directors consists of two former liberal school board members, one of whom quit after the board began to lean conservative; so much for tolerance and balance. The other board members represent an array of liberal activist community members. The Coeur Group formulating the questions appears to have close ties to CEP and “Balance North Idaho,” which endorsed the left leaning school board candidates.
Conservative candidates had better suit up in armor as the spin is about to begin. As I understand, Democrats are supporting Hearn, Eubanks and Christa Hazel. The Republicans are supporting Seddon, Regan and Bjorn. Party affiliation is only part of the equation, and we all know it is; but ability, knowledge, enthusiasm, vision, experience and track record need to be part of one’s voting choice. Let us hope CEP conducts a fair debate.