But I gave it a shot, anyway. Candidates were given five minutes to talk about themselves. I listed my experience as a journalist, asking hard questions in news stories and learning to think in terms of the public interest. I also talked about working on the Snake River for 13 seasons, learning a lot about running a small business and a tight ship from the Barker and Ewing families.
Because the Tea Party is concerned about spending, I emphasized that we need a more conservative approach. Too often, that word becomes disassociated from its root, “conserve,” which is a big part of my life.