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Huckleberries Online

HBO’s Best of the Local Blogs — 3/17/06

Cartoon: Jim Tibbs/Grants Pass, Ore.

*CDADave/Thin penned a little song to the tune of Paul McCartney's old "Honey Pie" after hearing the news that Dubya picked Gov. Dirk Kempthorne to be his next Interior secretary here, and he provides his usual dose of good Thin Air here.

*Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise reports that the Statehouse is abuzz re: who'll be Jim Risch's lieutenant governor for the next 8 months here and about everything you want to know about the status of the property tax bills here.

*Randy Stapilus/Ridenbaugh Press has a coupla interesting Statehouse posts re: Jim Risch's decision not to seek the governorship against Butch Otter here, and a report about Boise pro-lifer Brandi Swindell called House Speaker Bruce Newcomb a "bitch" here.

*Bayview Herb is ticked off at news that state Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, intimidated the IEA into talking a Dem newcomer into withdrawing from their Senate District 4 race here.

*Oh no, Sam Taylor's busted, his mother has discovered his Vandal Sense blog, which is a cause for introspection, here.

Don't forget to check out the newsroom angst that has resulted from the "7" Top 10 list re: the firefighter sex scandal here and here.

Meanwhile, Mari looks at the week that was here, St. Paddy's Day reminds Cis of an incident that went down in family lore here, and Granati wonders what it means to be told you look like a leprechaun here.

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.