Age discrimination? Energy bars for Idaho House newbies, fiber bars for oldsters

Rep. Christy Perry, R-Nampa, is using a tried-and-true campaign tactic: feed the voters.

Like my daughter who gave out suckers with special labels to get elected 7th-grade class president, Perry passed out Clif Bars attached to her campaign post card to freshmen lawmakers at orientation this week.

Perry is running for House GOP caucus chair, in an election to be decided tonight at Crane Creek Country Club during a closed-door dinner by secret ballot of the 57 House Republicans.

Perry was at the Capitol Monday with a basket loaded with bars and a note reading, "A little something to help keep your energy up this week. Welcome to the caucus! Best wishes, Christy Perry."

For freshmen Democrats, the note simply said, "Welcome to the Legislature."

Perry then filled a basket for veteran representatives and left it on a desk in the Capitol basement, where lawmakers are gathering. The note read: "For all you 'Old Timers' in the House who did not receive an energy bar, I brought you all something a little bit more appropriate. Enjoy your fiber bars. Christy."

On Wednesday morning, the last of three days of orientation, one bar remained in the basket.

Perry faces Rep. Steve Hartgen of Twin Falls, and John Vander Woude, of rural Ada County, for the No. 4 GOP leadership post in the House.

maybe...

For some she should have handed out moral fiber bars.

funny comment, I like it

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Why is this even news? other than it is just more

anti-Republican stuff written by the 'hate' filled dems....

Why dont you keep us posted about the new deficit spending for fiscal years 2012 and 2013....How much money is being printed this month?

Sorry Ugly...

About the sense of humor that you don't have. Did you forget that ALL bills of revenue constitutionally must originate in the Republican House of Representatives? That means that your boys passed every bill that spent every dollar of that deficit. Write YOUR congressman, you voted for him....

Hellscanyon....Dude, you forgot 2009-2010....when the dems had

the house, senate, and president....

During lame duck of 2010, they pa$$ed numerous spending measures that continue to this day....

The senate has been in dems hands since at least 2006, maybe even 2004....

Face it, your dude is the only one with $1T plus deficits of annual spending. This started his first year with the full glory of dem controlled house and senate.

Yes, our financial crisis probably started around 2003 and continues. Even then the liberal Bush was only around $350B....Your dude has out done the liberal Bush five-fold....

I no longer argue with democrats, they are clueless of the wreck coming....I am just getting prepared the best I can and talking with both dems and repubs about it....

Its coming, and Big Brother is Watching You !!!!

Hellscanyon....you blamed the republicans on the spending

because they control the house....

In your opinion, you know that the senate is controlled by the dems, so what do they do?

Apparently nothing, or we wouldn't have a fiscal cliff...

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And iron bars for a few.

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