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1 Year Ago: Goedde Shrugged

One year ago, Huckleberries Online published a Cheers & Jeers column by opinionator Marty Trillhaase/Lewiston Tribune, giving state Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, jeers for suggesting that Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" should be required reading in Idaho schools. Not to be outdone, Trillhaase suggested the following reading for various legislators:

  • From House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star: “Dracula.”
  • From the heavily outnumbered House Democrats: “The Mouse That Roared.”
  • From Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, who doesn't know the difference between the Holocaust and Obamacare: “20th Century History for Dummies.”
  • From Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, who thinks women seeking abortions first should undergo vaginal probes: “Nineteen Eighty-Four.”
  • From House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, who toppled former Speaker (Boss) Lawerence Denney: “The Godfather.”
  • And from Lewiston's long-distance city councilor, Republican Rep. Thyra Stevenson: “A Tale of Two Cities.”

Question: Anyone read any of the books above during the last year?

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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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