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Issue: Congressman Butch Otter sponsors legislation to allow the sale of public land, including Idaho’s, to help pay for the relief effort from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

DFO: If my good friend Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise hadn’t written about Otter doing this here and here. This looks more like a way for Butch to allow his got-rocks buddies to get their hands on the creme de l’creme of Idaho’s public lands. What is he thinking?

Question: Am I over-reacting here? Is there merit in selling off Idaho’s public lands to pay for hurricane relief?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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