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DeePee: Batt Was Best Of ‘Em All

DeePee (Stapilus: Evans earned respect): Well, I'm gonna start a food-fight here, but amongst all the governors I've covered over the years, including Cecil(x2), John, Dirk and Butch, Phil Batt, the humble onion-farmer, was the best. No-nonsense; he could be prickly and even school-marmish, but I never met a better man in public service. He knew his place and his time better than his predecessors and successors and was the most apt listener to hold the gov's office in modern times. Evans would be a close second. Cecil and Butch you couldn't help but like, but in the trench, I'd follow Phil Batt anywhere. I'm surprised he didn't trip over his balls once in awhile.

Question: Who do you think was the best Idaho governor of last 35-40 years?

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