Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Idaho headed into a ditch


As a sneaky diversionary tactic from the crucial issues facing society, Gov. Butch Otter penned an op-ed on Idaho potatoes. (Idaho Mountain Express, July 1). Spuds top his priorities.

If one opened up "Butch's brain," inside would be spuds all right—a mass of lumpy mashed potatoes.

Butch—aided by the Legislature—is currently driving the quality of life in what I now call "Mega-HO" over the cliff. He and his minions in the Idaho Transportation Department are championing the obscene Exxon Mobil megaloads that would ruin the corridor of the federally designated Locha Wild and Scenic River on U.S. Highway 12. I hope you noticed the recent Exxon Mobil Montana Yellowstone River oil spill of 42,000 gallons.

Butch and the lobbyists have ensured that the dairy and confined-animal-feeding-operations industry can pollute the soil, foul the air, and ruin the aquifers at will. He wants to simply murder all the wolves—period. His radical Republican ideology would deny reasonable medical care to his own mother if she was poor or disadvantaged without insurance—literally throw her under the bus.

He and (Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom) Luna are hell bent on destroying quality education. He does zero in the global warming battle. Millionaire Butch, with a lavish ranch house, greedily takes a $5,000 a month payment from the Idaho taxpayers simply for not living in the Simplot governor's mansion. Unconscionable!

This reprehensible clown is a con man, carnival barker huckster, and a $50 haircut on a $5 head. He should be impeached for malfeasance. Idaho—going, going, gone?

Mega-HO around the corner?

Your help is needed now in the megaload battle. Please visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.fightinggoliath.org" www.fightinggoliath.org.

Did I mention my Idaho values are diametrically opposite to Butch and the Legislature? I love Idaho baked potatoes but can't countenance our half-baked governor.

SCOTT PHILLIPS

Hailey




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