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Tue., Dec. 27, 2011, 10:05 a.m.

Crusader Wants Solon Sobriety Oath

A former Las Vegas TV reporter turned anti-drinking crusader received pledges from 13 Idaho lawmakers over the Christmas weekend that they will abstain from drinking during the 2012 session. Scott Andrus, 50, of Twin Falls, sent the solicitation to all 105 lawmakers on Dec. 23, receiving 17 responses. Four lawmakers replied with equivocal answers. Wrote Andrus: "I humbly ask that you pledge that no beverage alcohol will pass your lips during the 2012 legislative session. Please remain sober as you conduct the affairs of state." Most of the pledges were quite brief, such as that from Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls: "I promise." Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg: "No problem"/Dan Popkey, Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you want Idaho legislators to take a sobriety oath?




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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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