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Trillhaase: Teetotaler Pledge Crazy

You'd think Idaho politicians would be gagging on pledges already. There's a pledge to loyally support the Republican Party platform.  A pledge never to raise taxes. A pledge never to cross the gun lobby on one side or the anti-abortion rights league on another. But as pledges go, Scott Andrus of Twin Falls has matched the gold standard for being ludicrous. As the Idaho Statesman's Dan Popkey reported, Andrus, who pleaded guilty in a drunken driving-related case, put out the call for temperance: "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." What's next? No more dirty jokes? Decaffinated coffee, anyone? And don't forget your hand sanitizer/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Are you a teetotaler?

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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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