In the hallway of the Capitol’s garden level just a few minutes ago, House Health & Welfare Chairman Fred Wood, R-Burley, came striding toward Gov. Butch Otter, who was outside the entrance to the Capitol cafeteria. “Your bill’s up on 2nd Reading tomorrow, so you’d better get the votes,” Wood told Otter, adding, “You said you had ‘em.”
Otter’s response? “I’m not talking about it in front of those two,” pointing to myself and another reporter, Seth Ogilvie of Idaho Public Television. The two then turned into the dining room together.