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To confirm, Orr not...

In Washington, the governor appoints hundreds of people to all manner of boards and commissions.

There's the affordable housing advisory board, the Interagency Committee of State Employed Women, even a committee charged with looking after the capitol furniture.

Many must be confirmed by the state Senate. A lawmaker praises the person, there's a quick vote and everyone moves on.

So it was a surprise today to see that a long-simmering tug-of-war involving the Fish and Wildlife Commission briefly threatened to delay the confirmation of someone that everyone seems to agree is a good fit for the commission: Spokane's George Orr.

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