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Confirmed! Senate Gives Kempthorne Thumbs Up

Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne won Senate approval as interior secretary on today after confirmation proceedings that highlighted the administration’s policy on offshore energy exploration. Kempthorne, a former senator, was confirmed on a voice vote to succeed Gale Norton as the steward of one-fifth of the nation’s land — including tourist magnets as diverse as Yellowstone National Park and the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg, Pa.

For the rest of The Idaho Statesman story, click here.

Question: Do you think Kempthorne will do a good job as Secretary of the Interior?

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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.