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Andrus Yells ‘Heart Attack’ At Polls

Former four-term Idaho Democratic Gov. Cecil Andrus caused a stir last week when he showed up to vote early in the May 20 primary. Andrus and his wife, Carol, will be out of town Election Day, so he went to the Ada County elections office on Benjamin Lane. Andrus was eager to cast his ballot to nominate his friend A.J. Balukoff for governor and in Democratic contests for U.S. Senate, treasurer and an Idaho House seat in his North and East End Boise legislative district. After having his ID checked twice and receiving a ballot, Andrus headed for the privacy of a voting booth. But he soon broke the calm, shouting, "Oh, my God! I’m going to have a heart attack!"/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Have you ever been present when someone had a heart attack?

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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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