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Trib: Otter’s Jedi mind trick

In his editorial this morning in the Lewiston Tribune, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase comments:

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter just employed the best Jedi mind trick since Obi-wan Kenobi distracted a pair of stormtroopers in the 1977 film "Star Wars" by telling them "These are not the droids you're looking for." In discussing his new super political action committee - Otterpac - you can almost hear the governor intoning: "Look here. Do not look there." Look here, Otter says, at how he intends to spend the money Otterpac collects. He'll use it to offer campaign support to his friends in the Legislature. He might get involved with contests for precinct leaders, the people who control the Idaho Republican Party. Federal campaigns are out. He has no intention of funneling any money toward Democrats. Nor will this be Otter's vendetta slush fund. "I'm not going to go out and take revenge," he told the Spokesman-Review's Betsy Russell. "This is more a positive attitude, and a positive effort." More here.

Question: Do you have concerns re: Otter PAC?

D.F. Oliveria
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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