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Andrus: I Ain't Greatest Governor

Former Gov. Cecil Andrus opened his remarks at Thursday's City Club of Boise forum distancing himself from the claim of his former press secretary, Chris Carlson, that Andrus is Idaho's "greatest governor." Andrus and Carlson appeared to discuss Carlson's new memoir, "Cecil Andrus: Idaho's Greatest Governor," which has prompted a good deal of debate about who is worthy of the title. Before Andrus answered the first question posed by moderator Marty Peterson, Andrus asked for time for what he called a "disclaimer." "This is Carlson's book, not mine," Andrus said, "and I took offense at the cover and the title, you know, 'The Greatest Governor.' What an arrogant sounding, conceited title." Andrus, a Democrat, then suggested three contenders for the "greatest" moniker: Republicans Phil Batt and Bob Smylie and Democrat John Evans/Dan Popkey, Statesman. More here.

Question: Which governor (regardless of state) would you consider the best during your lifetime?

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