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Dem Tweaks Otter, Faces Rebuttal

Canyon County House candidate Travis Manning thought he’d amuse himself and his supporters by satirizing Gov. Butch Otter on his campaign Facebook page. But the Vallivue High School English teacher quickly learned the governor found no humor in the prank. Manning used a photo of him shaking hands with Otter outside the Statehouse, taken March 28 at a gathering of Democratic candidates. “Bumped into Gov. Butch Otter last week at the Capitol,” Manning wrote in his April 9 post. “Here he is thanking me for working to save Idaho’s public school system from total annihilation….”/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here. (Photo: Travis Manning Facebook page via Idaho Statesman)

Question: I'm always amused when partisans, like Otter's PR guy, get their backs up & draw more attention to a non-story. Aren't you?

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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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