It seems a little odd that President Bush acknowledged two mayors during his speech in Nampa this week – Nampa Mayor Tom Dale and Boise Mayor David Bieter – but he only criticized Dale, who happens to be the Republican (Bieter is a former Democratic legislator), not to mention one seeking re-election. The president said, “I want to thank Mayor Tom Dale of Nampa. I appreciate you, Mr. Mayor. (Applause.) Mr. Mayor -- he didn't ask for any advice, but I'll give you some anyway -- fill the potholes. (Laughter.) I want to thank Mayor David Bieter of the city of Boise, for joining us. Mr. Mayor, thank you. Thanks for your hospitality. (Applause.) Appreciate you being here.”
Word is that Dale has acknowledged that the president may actually have felt a few pothole-related bumps in the road on his way in to the Idaho Center in Nampa.