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Sat., May 27, 2006, 12:33 a.m.

Mailbag: Dirk Will Do All Right In D.C.

Out Of Stater Tater: I think (Dirk Kempthorne will) do pretty well, actually. He certainly wasn't perfect as governor, but I think he's got the skills to do some good things at Interior. Getting state control of wolves, negotiating the Snake River Basin Adjudication, pushing through a major funding initiative to fix one of the problems Idahoans gripe about the most -- our roads...Those aren't peanuts, folks.

DFO: Don't tell 007 this, OOST, but I think you're right. Kempthorne did do some good things in Idaho, chief among which was getting the Legislature to fund reconstruction of a chunk of U.S. 95. I've always thought he was more suitable to D.C. then Idaho. He can't do much harm in 30 months. And he might do some good.

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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.