Huckleberries Online

Popkey: Barrett Lets ‘Er Rip

Barrett was once detained at the Boise airport for carrying a derringer in her luggage and is renowned for pungent quotes skewering what she views as an overreaching government. "I wish I'd kept a notebook and written all those down," said House Speaker Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale. An example from earlier in the week: Former House Speaker Bruce Newcomb, who now lobbies for Boise State, was introducing his new intern, Christy Perry, to legislators. Barrett gave Perry a useful thumbnail: "I don't spin and I don't raise taxes!" Barrett chairs the House Local Government Committee and is beginning her ninth two-year term/Dan Popkey, Idaho statesman. More here.

Question: Who is the most colorful lawmaker that you've known?

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria
Dave Oliveria writes the Huckleberries Online Blog for North Idaho readers and the Huckleberries print column.

Follow Dave online:



Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(509) 747-4422
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile