I read with interest the condemnation of Gov. Butch Otter regarding the debate. I agree with the governor.
The cornerstone of democracy is free speech. Allowing all candidates the opportunity to debate clearly illustrates this. When you explain democracy to youth, one need only point to the debate. And, when folks like Rep. Raul Labrador criticize, let me remind them of one thing: At least Gov. Otter was successful in the private sector before entering elected service. So, to conclude, and to paraphrase the commercial, "some of these GOP just don't get it."
Larry Sirhall Jr., Boise