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Butch Otter's veto party

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Some lead by example. Some speak softly and carry a big stick. Some negotiate quietly at a European retreat then make big pronouncements. Some even lead by threat of veto. But not in Idaho. Here, we lead by pointless veto. Upon vetoing eight budget bills, Idaho Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter said: "I have no problem with these bills. At some point, they will merit positive consideration." Well, nothing happened. So then he vetoed 25 more bills that everyone knew he would eventually sign. Nothing happened. So he declared victory and sent them all home. A side of pie in the face with your veto, sir?

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