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Minnick: Wanted Political Opportunist! Mike Johnson Gets Job!

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By Bill Hurst, Walt Minnick, posing as a conservative, needed to give some credibility to his felonious attack ads against Raul Labrador. The attack ads falsely accuse Labrador as favoring illegal immigration and profiting from illegal activity. So Minnick recruits political opportunist Mike Johnson. Johnson has ridden the coat tails of the Idaho Republican party for years.

Johnson’s first civil servant job was as a deputy coroner in the early 70’s for Ada County. Then he was a “part-time” boat cop for Ada County. He had some connections up in the little sleepy area of Boise County and secured a place as a “full-time” Deputy Sheriff in the mid 1970’s. This was for a very brief time.

Back to Ada County where in 1978 he was able to run unopposed as that counties elected Coroner; this position was also secured by his friends in the Republican Party.  In 1984 Mike had an opportunity to run unopposed as an Ada County Commissioner. When Johnson was up for re-election this time he drew an opponent and lost his bid for commissioner.

This will be a good place to regress a little and tell you why Mike was able to hop around and never really had to work through the ranks. Mr. Johnson has always tried to situate himself, not for a job, but for a “position.”   Mike has relatives and friends in high places, people including  high-ranking state and federal government officials to judges.

Johnson then manipulated his way into an appointment by President George H.W. Bush as the U.S. Marshal for Idaho. His tenure with the Marshal’s Service was marred by his debacle of Ruby Ridge in Northern Idaho. See Mike really was not much of a peace officer as he had very little experience in law enforcement.

Former Canyon County Sheriff George Nourse stated,

Mike never did complete Idaho Post Academy nor did he ever have any advance law-enforcement training. Yes, Mike Johnson was always looking for a cushy job he never has had a real law-enforcement career!   Johnson working for the Marshal’s service had nothing to do with illegal immigration, no immigration enforcement, no transport of illegals.

Nourse expanded,

As a matter of fact most of the Marshal work that he was in charge of was serving Federal civil subpoenas.”

As Mike quietly slips out of the Marshal’s Service and into the top baggage cop at the Boise Airport.  This came even after objections from Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs around the State of Idaho. This was because Johnson was not a “certified” police officer. There was also scandal at the Boise Airport and Johnson slipped out unscathed.

Is this the best Minnick can scrape up is someone with a less than stellar law-enforcement career?  To me it speaks volumes of the type of campaign and congressman Walt Minnick really is. Again I say… Will The Real Walt Minnick Stand Up!:

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The Choice Is Clear Who The Real Conservative Is, November is when we need to make a move on Washington D.C., and Elect the True Conservative Raul Labrador!

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  1. Excellent post, Bill! You saved the best for last; the graph was extremely telling…will post it in our Newsletter with your approval?



    October 7, 2010 at 8:04 pm

  2. The more I watch Minnick the more I realize that he has a gift for taking something said and by very slight changes making it say the exact opposite. here are my comments concerning his last TV ad which is just distorted enough to make it untrue.

    3130 N. Conference Dr
    Coeur d’Alene, Id 83815
    (208) 667-7748
    October 6, 2010

    Walt Minnick has just published a new ad attacking the immigration record of Raul Labrador. Here is what is in the ad:

    I’m Walt Minnick and I approve this message.
    (With name Mike Johnson on the screen) As a former U.S. Marshall I know that illegal immigration is tearing our country apart. We’re struggling to secure our borders and fix a broken system. That’s why the truth about Raul Labrador’s record matters. His website, offers advice to illegal immigrants seeking amnesty. Now he says we shouldn’t force the law. But trying to have it both ways on immigration sure makes Raul Labrador wrong for Idaho.

    This ad, like the former, twists the truth in a way that most people will never recognize. Notice that it says: “His website,, offers advice to illegal immigrants seeking amnesty.” Johnson does not say that the website shows people how to obtain amnesty, because that would be a bare-faced lie. Labrador has also taken a strong stand in favor of enforcing all immigration laws. So what can Mr. Johnson mean that “he says we shouldn’t force the law”? This makes no sense at all.

    Just as important Raul Labrador sold the web site three years ago to a company in Miami and is not responsible for any of the present content.

    Raul Labrador has taken a strong stand against illegal aliens, and does not support amnesty in any way shape or form. You need to see the video done by Scott Evans with Boise TV station KTVB-TV documenting all the untruths in Minnick’s first ad. (That video is in a red box on Labrador’s web site home page, .) When distorting the truth comes easy to you then maybe you ought to stay out of politics.

    It is unfortunate that people are more apt to remember the lies they see on television than they are the truths that are shown to them. Labrador’s long-standing position on immigration is that all illegal immigrants must return to their home country and then apply to enter this country legally.

    Minnick may have millions to spend on this campaign, but Labrador has you and me. If we are faithful to seek and share the truth with our friends and neighbors and if we are faithful to vote we can defeat those who insist on sharing lies about Republicans running for office.

    Jim Hollingsworth

    Jim Hollingsworth

    October 7, 2010 at 8:21 pm

  3. […] Minnick: Wanted Political Opportunist! Mike Johnson Gets Job! Published in October 8th, 2010 Posted by TMH in Politics By: Bill Hurst The “Troublesome” Conservative […]

  4. Thanks so much for telling everyone about “coat tail rider Mike Johnson.” I worked under him those four years in the Marshal Service. What a disgrace he was to the Service. I earned and worked hard for my silver star I didnt have to buy it. When I seen that tv ad with him I said what the heck is Minnick thinking.
    thanks for writing that blog.

    jack cluf

    October 8, 2010 at 6:50 pm

  5. […] fact, that he made a campaign ad, just so Mr. Johnson could tell everyone that he endorses Minnick. The response from Idaho law enforcement officers, was quite negative, including the famous Sheriff Norse saying: Mike never did complete Idaho Post Academy nor did he […]

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