Palousitics contributor Ray informed me of a PARD petition signature table set up at the CUB on the WSU campus this afternoon. Manning the booth was Ward 3 City Council candidate Judy Krueger. You remember Ms. Krueger. She is the PARD board member that claims she isn't really against Wal-Mart, only the location. Ray said Ms. Krueger's bumper sticker was in between two signs that read "Say No to Wal-Mart!," just like the PARD booth at the Lentil Festival.
As I listened on the phone, Ray asked the wannabe trolley conductor some questions about Wal-Mart, and Ms. Krueger dutifully handed out the cups of PARD Kool-Aid, including the laughable assertion that the only reason the hospital is not opposed to Wal-Mart is because Wal-Mart is going to to pay the hospital off with fill dirt! Even though Krueger is opposed to the Wal-Mart location, she did not have a better location for Wal-Mart.
I immediately notified Joel Mills of the Lewiston Tribune. Ms. Krueger had given him the runaround about Wal-Mart in a previous interview. He told me that candidates get softballs before the primary, but in interviews before the election, they will not get an opportunity to dodge the Wal-Mart issue again. If they do, he will say so. Mr. Mills now realizes from talking to me and others that the Ward 3 City Council race really IS a referendum on Wal-Mart. If Krueger tries to spin her stand on Wal-Mart again, he will remind her of this event at the CUB.
Ray, if you have anything else to add, please feel free.