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Thu., Jan. 26, 2012, 9:21 a.m.

In Praise Of Legislative Circus

Let us pause and give thanks. In a session destined for mediocrity -- one poised to stupefy with money squabbles and bleak debates over energy regulations and insurance exchanges -- it is appropriate that we express our gratitude for Idaho Republicans.They have rescued us from boredom. We the media, the politically jaded, we the reality TV fans and monster truck ralliers - they have spared us from mere legislation. This is particularly true of House leadership. It's been fascinating to watch them these past few weeks. They've managed to turn the session into a soap opera, taking issues that might otherwise have drawn yawns and transforming them into gripping drama/William L. Spence, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Are you more engaged in this session of the Legislature than usual, as a result of the three-rings circus act being performed by Republican leadership?

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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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