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Quotable Quote

“I’m just spouting off numbers and am creating confusion,” (state Rep. Vito) Barbieri acknowledged, promising to clean up his arithmetic.

DFO: Three legislators need to be replaced to dramatically improve the Kootenai County legislative delegation, one from each district: Barbieri, District 2, Sen. Bob Nonini, District 3, and Rep. Kathy Sims, District 4. A case also could be made for Rep. Ron Mendive, District 3. What do you think?

Saintz: Write First, Results Later

“Election Day has come again. Time to write multiple versions of a story with multiple outcomes and choose the most relevant at 10 p.m.!” — Kelsey Saintz, Shoshone News-Press, via Twitter.

Question: Have you ever wondered how we fill all those column inches of news print on the tight deadlines of Election Night?

Quotable Quote — Randy Stapilus

“So when someone creates a bomb he can swallow, do we get stomach-pumped at the airport? How about a suppository bomb?” — Randy Stapilus/Ridenbaugh Press Twitter account.

Quotable Quote re: Dave Niehaus

“It’s a damn shame that the Mariners never lived up to their play-by-play man” — Art Thiel, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, re: Seattle play-by-play announcer Dave Niehaus, who of a heart attack this week at age 75. Full Thiel column here.

Quotable Quote — Debbie Wilkey

“It’s my intention that the legacy of the current coroner doesn’t end with him. I’ll use everything I have to make sure you get the best cause of death” — Kootenai County Coroner-elect Debbie Wilkey in Coeur d’Alene Press. Full story here.

Question: Which “best cause of death” would you want on your certificate?

Quotable Quote re: BP Oil Well Cap

From: Overheard in the Newsroom Facebook page: “News editor on BP oil well cap: ‘Now, if they could just use that technology to cap Mel Gibson’s mouth.’”

Question: Are you still a Mel Gibson fan?

Sometimes Comments Are ‘Discusting’

In the Idaho Statesman comment section (via John Foster Facebook page):

  • Replying to CaptObvious (07/15/10 3:54:34 PM): “Ward supporters — withholding your support for Labrador is discusting. You people are sick!!”
  • RealistIdahoan wrote on 07/15/10 06:13:03 PM: You’re inability to spell is disgusting. It’s sad that your vote counts as much as mine.

Question: Do you get turned off by bad spelling and grammar in critical letters to the editor or online comments?

Addy: It’s All Up From Here

One good thing about the first caller of the day asking to speak to a “white editor” : you know it can only get better from there — SR City Editor Addy Hatch, via SR Twitter.

Dustin: Mom’s Photo Will Do Just Fine

On Facebook, Dustin Ainsworth offers this Quotable Quote: ”I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.”

Question: Do you have the head of an animal hanging on your wall?

Quotable Quote re: Vaughn Ward

If Mr. Ward really IS the Manchurian Candidate, then the caliber of political consulting in Manchuria has declined a bit in the last 50 yrs — Mike Kennedy.

Quotable Quote: Darwin @ 200

Thursday was Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, and even now, only 39 percent of Americans believe in evolution. But isn’t human evolution obvious? I mean, look at baseball — Babe Ruth set the home run record in the ‘20s waddling around the bases with a spare tire gut, and now we’ve got big guys like Barry Bonds and A-Rod stepping up to the plate … oh, wait. That’s right/Kevin Otzenberger, UI Argonaut, Front Row editor. More Off The Cuff here.

Quotable Minnick

“This bill is going to spend more money than we have, it’s going to spend it inefficiently, it’s going to leave things out, and it’s going to spend so much there’s nothing left for anything else,” he said. “I think we could spend a quarter of what we’ll end up spending and still get two-thirds of the job benefits. If it were cost-effective and had an end in sight, I would have voted for it”/Congressman Walt Minnick, explaining why he was one of 11 Democrats to vote against the $819B economic stimulus bill that passed the House this week. Story here (pdf).

Question: What’s your impression of Walt Minnick’s work in Congress so far?

Quotable: Did He Really Say That?

“We’re looking at those founders as our inspiration as how to do less with more — NIC PRmeister John Martin to Joint Finance & Appropriations Committee, as quoted in the CDA Press today.

Question: Do you think John misspoke? Or was he misquoted?

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