Sen. Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, is known for his lawyerly manner of speaking and often going into elaborate detail about minor points, occasionally with tongue in cheek. Thus, it was in character today when, as he was moving to approve the minutes at a meeting of a leadership committee on capitol restoration, he objected.
“Everywhere Sen. Stegner’s name appears, ‘Stegner’ always gets bolded,” Davis complained, noting that the same was not always true when his name appeared in the minutes. “I would hate history to remember him as more bold than I,” Davis declaimed, and moved to approve the minutes with either the bold-face removed, or bold-face distributed equally to all lawmakers’ names. But Davis was the only one to vote for his motion – Stegner and Rep. Wendy Jaquet, D-Ketchum, voted no. Stegner then quickly moved to approve the minutes as written, Jaquet seconded the motion, and it passed with one dissenting vote – from Davis.