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McGee DUI, Theft Arrest Goes Viral

State Sen. John McGee hasn't been heard from yet; his initial court appearance isn't scheduled until this afternoon. But the story of the Caldwell Republican's bizarre arrest on misdemeanor drunken-driving and felony grand theft charges has long since gone viral on the Internet — and international. London's Daily Mail jumped across the pond to write about McGee. In a sidebar — under the headline, “When Will All These Lawmakers Learn?” — the Daily Mail likened McGee to former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., who resigned amidst a Twitter photo scandal. I was a bit surprised that the Daily Mail took interest in an Idaho state legislator's travails, no matter how juicy the details/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Can anyone answer the question posed by London's Daily Mail: 'When will all these lawmakers learn?' Also, izzit just me or does the overwhelming number of misbehaving lawmakers tend to be male?

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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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