Henbest headlines Idaho delegation rib

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The Denver Westword wants locals to be able to recognize guests from every state and territory who are already arriving in their high city for the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

In that vein, Westword illustrator Kenny Be, has captured the very essence of Idaho, among his 56 drawings of state and territorial delegations: strangeness.

"Stranger yet is that Democrats actually live in Idaho. Republicans force them to live in the small enclaves of Boise's North End, the Sun Valley/Ketchum millionaire zone and within the 12 blocks surrounding the state universities in Moscow and Pocatello."

The drawing features former state Rep. Margaret Henbest wearing a giant egg-shaped (potato?) hat emblazoned with mugs of Wendy Jaquet, Nicole LeFavour, party chief Jim Hansen, Larry LaRocco and others. The handy survival guide goes on to describe the Idaho Dem fashion plate:

"Survival in such a conservative atmosphere is of the utmost importance, and Idaho Democrats dress in what can only be described as Cabela's drag. Women prefer the popular broomstick skirt topped with a Ransom Canyon three-quarters sleeve tee and a blazer. Men's conservative camouflage consists of the classic twill shirts and Huntsman flat-front chinos. Hairstyles for both sexes will be sensible wash-n-wear styles that require little or no product and/or attention."

See more states here.

But fear not BW readers. We will have some colorful commentary of our own coming out of Denver, as BW News Editor Nathaniel Hoffman (that's me) puts the mile-high city to the test. We'll be checking hat shops, airport bathroom stalls, bars and temp agencies all over town. We may even take a day trip to Idaho Springs-thanks Demver guys, we've been there, for gas-and check out the Club 404. Do they have bakers?

Denver's alt weekly has a handy guide for recognizing the different state delegations in town later this month for the Democratic National Convention. Pictured: Henbest's sensible wash-n-wear style. - KENNY BE/DENVER WESTWORD
  • Kenny Be/Denver Westword
  • Denver's alt weekly has a handy guide for recognizing the different state delegations in town later this month for the Democratic National Convention. Pictured: Henbest's sensible wash-n-wear style.

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