Otter takes Oath at High Noon, Begins Second Term


A little more than one minute. That's about how long it took for Clement Leroy "Butch" Otter to take the oath of office and begin a second term as Idaho's Chief Executive.


Before a select few guests and family, Otter took the oath from U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge in a noontime private ceremony in the Governor's Ceremonial Office at the Capitol. First Lady Lori Otter held the Bible while her husband recited 46 words and officially began another four-year term. A public inaugural is slated for the steps of the Capitol at noon on Friday, Jan. 7.