SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A syndicated radio talk show host who broadcasts from Spokane County is trying to parlay her strong conservatism, an unusual tax plan and the story of her near-death experience into a long-shot bid for the presidency.
Laurie Roth says she was called by God about a year ago to seek the White House from her double-wide trailer in Elk, Wash., and to turn the nation around.
The Spokesman Review reports the self-described Annie Oakley of the Airwaves will find out on Saturday if the Constitution Party, one of the nation's largest third-party organizations, will put her atop its ticket in the fall election.
The 51-year-old mother of two is one of three main candidates seeking the conservative party nomination at its national convention in Nashville.
Former radio host Bill Wippel, also a faithful reader and commenter here at Blatherwatch, recently attended the annual Broadcasters' Luncheon at the 125th St Grill on April 23. He writes, "There were 20+ broadcasters attending. Among them: Tom Henning (KING) Warren Severance (KOMO) Dave Langley (KIXI-KAYO) Jim Wilke (KPLU) Vic Bremer (KIRO) Don Riggs and Patti Par (KMPS) Felix Banel (NPR-KUOW)) Gary Engard (KIRO) Frosty Fowler (KING) George Toles (KIRO-KJR) Vic Stredicke (Seattle Times radio columnist) Bob Adkins (KREM, KOMO) Cliff Murphy (KVI) Duane Smart (KIRO) Paul Bishop (KIRO) and yours truly, Bill Wippel (KIXI-KIRO)." Next year, the BW Crew hopes to make the luncheon and get some pictures.
From MyNorthwest.com: One of the candidates to take on Seattle Public Schools has already had second thoughts. Steven Enoch withdrew his candidacy over the weekend, sending an email to board members saying, "I have concluded that what Seattle needs is a younger person, potentially able to provide longer stability and direction for the district. I believe you have two very viable candidates that will better meet the long-term needs of the district."
Enoch turns 63 next month. He's currently the superintendent of San Ramon Valley Unified School District near San Francisco.
The Seattle School Board is considering the remaining finalists and was expected to have a decision this week.