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Eye On Boise

Limerick: Holding up the budget vote

Context: He actually did this, in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent the naming of the White Clouds Wilderness after the late longtime Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus, who died last year just short of his 85th birthday:

Watch out for Sen. Jim Risch

When dissing ol’ Cece is his wish

The nation must wait

Though hours are late

The ire of Risch will astonish.

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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