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Carlson: Idaho’s glass ceiling

In his latest Carlson Chronicles column, Chris Carlson suggests some women who would do well as the first female to serve as Idaho's first female governor, including Sen. Shawn Keough and Sandy Patano:

Now that Hillary Clinton is about to shatter the glass ceiling hanging over the White House's Oval Office, one has to ask when is Idaho going to get with the program? All of the states touching Idaho's border, save Nevada, have had at least one female governor. Oregon and Washington have had two. Some have been as good if not better than any male who has held the office. One need look no further than former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire. History will treat her tenure (2005-13) far more kindly than Washington's first female governor, Dixy Lee Ray (1981-85), who despised the press and the media returned the love in kind. More here.

Question: Which Idaho female do you think would do well as governor?

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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