Larry Craig, Bill Richardson, and the “Libertarian West”

No, Richardson is not accused of any of the antics of Larry Craig…but I found this article over at Reason interesting in its use of Craig and Richardson as foils for very different visions of the relatively libertarian interior West stands for.
As the author points out, these differing perspectives are much better played out and against each other in a genuinely-federalist government (as the Founders intended) where as many decisions as possible are made at the state level than in Washington.