Huckleberries Online

Trib: Otter Sent In The Clowns

JEERS .... to Idaho Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter. Wednesday's statewide televised gubernatorial debate featured two clowns - and we're not talking about Otter and his GOP rival, Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian. No, we're talking about real clowns. Such as Harley Brown, a perennial Boise nuisance who claims to be a civil engineer, a former Navy Seabee and a cab driver. The Idaho Statesman's Dan Popkey has written that Brown's "sense of humor is more fit for a brothel than a Republican primary. His website includes a tab for 'Harleyisms,' a sour soup of racism, sexism and poor taste that makes it clear he has no intention of running a serious campaign." Public TV put the program on a 30-second delay to guard against any "Harleyisms"/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: We laughed about the debate debacle that included two eccentric also-rans who stole the spotlight from serious contenders Gov. Butch Otter and Sen. Russ Fulcher in the only statewide gubernatorial debate. But did Gov. Otter cheat Idahoans of a decent exchange of ideas with Fulcher by insisting the two other clowns be included?

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria
Dave Oliveria writes the Huckleberries Online Blog for North Idaho readers and the Huckleberries print column.

Follow Dave online:



Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(509) 747-4422
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile