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Idaho Debates supercut: Gotta see it

It was inevitable: You can now watch on YouTube a two-minute "supercut" of last night's hour-long GOP gubernatorial debate on the "Idaho Debates," featuring the wildest comments from candidates Harley Brown and Walt Bayes, along with glimpses of the facial expressions of Gov. Butch Otter, Sen. Russ Fulcher, moderator Melissa Davlin and those of us on the reporter panel; see it here. It'll make you laugh out loud. (UPDATE: If you haven't seen this yet, I'm afraid it's too late; the owner took the video down this afternoon.)

Meanwhile, Mother Jones magazine has posted a report here on the Idaho debate, including a detailed description of Brown and the observation that Bayes "has a beard that extends halfway down his ribcage and resembles a 19th-century gold prospector." Idaho Statesman columnist (and my fellow panelist on the debate) Dan Popkey has a commentary here, the L.A. Times has its take here, and the Oregonian's Jeff Mapes has his take here, about which he tweeted, "You think Portland's weird?"



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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