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Baumgartner Sexiest

Sen. Mike Baumgartner, R-Spokane, talks with Sen. Randi Becker Friday on the Senate floor.

OLYMPIA — Spokane Sen. Mike Baumgartner is taking a fair amount of ribbing from colleagues today, not for a vote he took but for one that was taken on him, naming him among the Inland Northwest's Sexiest People.

This week's edition of The Inlander lists Baumgartner among 11 people the weekly believes deserving of the honor. Arguably, he is The sexiest, considering he's listed first. (And it's not an alphabetized arrangement, like the way the Senate votes that puts him first.) Photocopies of the spread were in good supply in the Republican wings before the floor session started.

The spread also lists his appropriately Republican Turn ons, the Federalist Papers, and Turn offs, Reckless government spending. Jim Camden, Spin Control Read more.

So. Does Idaho have any sexy Senators?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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