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Mon., June 3, 2013, 8:15 a.m.

Hucks: Kennedy Faces ‘Nontroversy’

Coeur d’Alene Councilman Mike Kennedy thought he’d struck gold Thursday when he conjured the word “nontroversy.” According to Mike’s definition, “nontroversy” means roughly “a ginned up scandal, controversy or otherwise politically inspired nonsense by some political partisan (from either side).” In jest, Mike was busy on his Facebook wall calling for a lawyer to help him copyright the word when a buzz-killer noted that “nontroversy” was already defined in the “Urban Dictionary.” Approximate same definition. Undeterred, Kennedy commented on my Huckleberries blog: “I think my political career has been characterized by nontroversy. Maybe it comes with the territory of the name Kennedy living in Idaho?” Or from having the misfortune of being a Democrat in an elective, albeit nonpartisan office, in ruby-red-slipper North Idaho/DFO, Huckleberries Online. More here.

Question: Mike Kennedy says his political career is characterized by "nontroversy." What word would you use to describe your career?

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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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