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Fri., March 23, 2012, 9:28 a.m.

Is Congress Worse Than Legislature?

You might think it would be difficult to find a new way to insult Congress. Back in 1873, Mark Twain said, "I never can think of Judas Iscariot without losing my temper. To my mind, Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature, Congressman." And in the 1930s, humorist Will Rogers said, "This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer." But it seems that Moscow's congressman, first-term Republican Raul Labrador (pictured), has found a way.Early last week, he said Congress is worse than the Idaho Legislature. Quite a putdown, that. The Spokesman's Betsy Z. Russell wrote that Labrador told the Idaho House and Senate since he's been in Washington, D.C., "My appreciation for the Idaho Legislature has only grown more"/Lee Rozen, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.

Question: Which group of politicians do you consider worse: U.S. Congress? Idaho Legislature?

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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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