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Edit: That’s Just Butch, They Say

Can you see former Idaho Gov. Cecil D. Andrus acting in a soft-porn flick? No? How about former Gov. Phil Batt? Not really? Or even the current crop of Idaho politicians? How about Congressman Mike Simpson, R-Idaho? Or Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho? Come on.Such a thing would be so out of character for any of them that Idahoans would be stunned, dismayed and embarrassed. Yet, when it's Idaho Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter who turns up playing the role of the corrupt sheriff in an early 1990s Western potboiler, nobody gets all that worked up. When they read in the New York Daily News that Otter is part of a film that is "pure Idaho, complete with rodeos and chases on ATVs and horseback. The cowboy battles get so intense, somebody fires a rocket launcher at a horse trailer," Idahoans shrug. That's just Butch, they say/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here. (SR file photo: Otter at a 2010 Tea Party rally in Spokane)

Question: Do you think Butch Otter makes a better governor than he does an actor?

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