Month: November 2008

The Buses of Madison County

A couple of years ago Salon called Madison County, Idaho the “Reddest Place in America,” but this report from local channel KIKD is hard to believe.

Even in Rexberg, when your kids come home at the end of the day and you ask them what they learned in school, you don’t expect them to say that they learned to chant, “Assassinate Obama.” ┬áBut that is just what happened to Matthew Whoolery.

Matthew Whoolery told KIKD News he found out about the chanting from his second and third graders, who had no idea what the word “assassinate” meant.

They just hadn’t heard anything like this before, Whoolery stated. I think the thing that struck us was just like, Where did they get the word and why would they put that word and that person together?