ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here
Archive

Eye On Boise

The guv was there

When the Red Hot Mamas from Hayden went by in the inaugural parade, there was a familiar face standing at the side of President George W. Bush – Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne.

Kempthorne, who spent the past week in Washington, D.C. working with other governors to lobby for more state aid for Medicaid and attending inaugural festivities, was among several governors joining Bush in the viewing stand for the parade. As the Idaho act went by, he stepped up next to the president, who had First Lady Laura Bush on his other side. That prompted some viewers to wonder if Kempthorne’s prominent viewing spot signified that he’s up for an administration job – something that’s been rumored off and on.

There’s no word on that front. Kempthorne’s press secretary, Mike Journee, said, “He wasn’t there the entire time. He did come up when there was an Idaho part of the parade going by.”

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Boise

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Eye On Boise.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here