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'No, this is Butch'

One of my favorite Idaho reporting anecdotes is the time I called then-Gov. Phil Batt's press secretary, Amy Kleiner, and a voice that clearly wasn't Amy's answered, saying, "Amy Kleiner's office." It was Gov. Batt. Well, it just happened again. I put in a call to Mark Warbis, communications director for Gov. Butch Otter, and a voice that didn't sound like Mark's answered, "Hello." "Is this Mark?" I asked. He said, "No, this is Butch - I was just in his office," and he offered to get Warbis for me. I declined - my question was actually for him, anyway. Asked and answered. I like it!

Question: Have you ever had an unexpected encounter with someone famous?

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Russell covers Idaho news from the state capitol in Boise and writes the Eye on Boise blog.

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