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Thu., May 11, 2006, 9:13 a.m.

Mailbag: Best Political Sign Ever

James Bond: I don't know about this year, but the BEST political signs I ever saw in Idaho were in 1994, when Governor Batt's campaign put up the huge billboard's of Larry EchoHawk with his arm around Bill Clinton, both of whom were wearing their jogging gear. Then, the whole picture had a big red circle and slash through it with the slogan, "Not for Idaho." It nailed EchoHawk. Jeff Malmen, Batt's Chief of Staff and currently Otter's campaign manager, was the mastermind behind that sign. Just a stroke of genius!!!

DFO: I didn't see that one. But it sounds cool, 007. BTW, I wonder if Malmen was behind Butch's decision not to show for his debate against his road-kill primary opponent? It won't cost Butch in the short run. But it's a tactic that I think stinks to the heavens. If Butch doesn't have the time to face the voters and apply for the job in the primary, he might not be the man for the job. I hate arrogance like that by the incumbent.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.