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Sat., Feb. 7, 2009, 12:45 a.m.

Idaho To Honor Abraham Lincoln

ORG XMIT: DX101 ** FOR WEEKEND RELEASE, JAN. 31 - FEB. 1 & THEREAFTER ** David Leroy, chairman of the Idaho Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, stands next to the life-sized statue of Abraham Lincoln located in the Idaho State Historical Society Artifact Storage Center on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 in Boise, Idaho. This Lincoln statue will be erected and unveiled for the Feb. 12 bicentennial of Lincoln's birth.  (AP Photo/Matt Cilley) (Matt Cilley / The Spokesman-Review)
ORG XMIT: DX101 ** FOR WEEKEND RELEASE, JAN. 31 - FEB. 1 & THEREAFTER ** David Leroy, chairman of the Idaho Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, stands next to the life-sized statue of Abraham Lincoln located in the Idaho State Historical Society Artifact Storage Center on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 in Boise, Idaho. This Lincoln statue will be erected and unveiled for the Feb. 12 bicentennial of Lincoln's birth. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley) (Matt Cilley / The Spokesman-Review)

David Leroy, chairman of the Idaho Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, stands next to the life-sized statue of Abraham Lincoln located in the Idaho State Historical Society Artifact Storage Center in Boise recently. This Lincoln statue will be erected and unveiled for the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth Thursday.  (AP Photo/Matt Cilley)

Question: We honor our presidents in February, of course. When I was growing up, we celebrated the birthdays of Lincoln and Washington this month with a day off. Now, all presidents are lumped into one day of honor. Who is your favorite president? Why?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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