Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, after the loud blasts of the 19-gun salute that marked the inauguration of new Gov. Butch Otter, wondered to friends, “Is there any relationship between the 19 shots and the number of Democrats in the House?” There are now 19 Democrats in that chamber. Laughing, she asked, “Are they trying to pick us off one at a time?”
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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