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Craig Gets 2 Standing O’s

Item: Boise chamber welcomes Larry Craig at luncheon; he receives 2 standing ovations: Retiring senator says he's formed a consulting firm, accepts thanks for work on Idaho issues/Idaho Statesman

More Info: Retiring U.S. Sen. Larry Craig came before a friendly audience Tuesday at the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and received two standing ovations for his 28 years of work in Congress.No one mentioned the sex sting operation in a Minneapolis airport that snared Craig in 2007.Craig is leaving the Senate when the 110th Congress ends Jan. 2 after serving there for 18 years. He told the audience that he has formed a consulting company, and he told a TV station that he is still considering whether to appeal his latest legal defeat in the sex-sting case.

Question: Are you surprised by the reception that Larry Craig got in Boise?

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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