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  •  Nope. (6+ / 0-)

    This is only to say an officially good Mormon senior politician gets a lot of leniency here when it comes to booze.
    Butch Otter, our esteemed Governor, also has a couple of DUI's in his past, and they didn't hurt him any. And he's not even LDS.

    Other notable Idaho alcoholics include Steve Symms, who is a former Senator. Symms was a well known party boy in D.C. for about 20 years; he decided against running for re-election when his wife, afflicted with MS or some other bad disease, threatened to blow the lid off and expose all his indiscretions if he ran again.

    These days, ol' Steve would probably be re-elected anyway. The wing nuts tolerate a drunk, but they hates them some queers. Larry Craig committed the ultimate Idaho political sin.

    Right many are called, and damn few are chosen.

    by Idaho07 on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 08:53:10 PM PST

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    •  Wasn't Symms already known for that anyway? (0+ / 0-)

      I seem to recall he was known for his rank hypocrisy as well as being too extreme even for Idaho. His first and only re-election (1986) was the last time the Democrats came anywhere near winning a Senate seat there, for example, and there was a lot of concern that Richard Stallings would have beaten him in 1992 if he'd run again.

      Certaines personnes disent qu'il y a une femme à blâmer, Mais je sais que c'est ma faute sacrément.

      by RamblinDave on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 09:40:24 PM PST

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