In an article aptly headlined "The Rage Machine," (5-24-10) right-wing Internet entrepreneur and Fox News darling Andrew Breitbart confides to New Yorker magazine staff writer Rebecca Mead, "I just feel like one of these Idaho guys saying, 'You're not taking my land,' — with a gun, on my porch."
Under further questioning, Breitbart reveals he has never gotten closer to Idaho than his browser when he was recently looking up properties in Coeur d'Alene, attracted by the Coeur d'Alene Resort golf course and perhaps fantasizing about a life of rugged Libertarian individualism — only with nice shoes and sand wedges.
"I saw the golf course there and it had a really cool island," he says in the article.
"You do not want to live there. I've been there," his friend, former MTV anchor Kurt Loder says.
Whew. Thank God for friends like Loder. Otherwise North Idaho would be more full of hot-air blowhards than it already is ... no thanks to Duane Hagadone and his golf course, with its much-touted floating green. If it's golf that attracts people like Breitbart to move here, then that game is indeed the devil's work.