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Trib: Otter SOS Address Was Snoozer

Anybody who subscribes to Woody Allen's notion that “80 percent of success is showing up” wasn't watching Idaho Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter's State of the State address Monday. Otter was present to deliver his sixth session-opener of Idaho's Legislature. Like his predecessors, it's his job to set an agenda. Some governors offer a detailed blueprint for governing. Others issue a call to action on a handful of initiatives. But Otter's six-page, 28-minute address was devoid of either. He offered a porridge of feel-good slogans — jobs, education and tax cuts - that was thin on passion and weak on detail. Filling in the blanks will be lawmakers who at the end of a 90-day session likely will find a governor willing to sign most anything they put on his desk/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Were you inspired by anything in Butch Otter's State of the State address?


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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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