Hang Up In Front of Otter


Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter made a relatively gaffe-free appearance on Idaho Public Television last night, entertaining questions from callers and host Jim Peck for about an hour.

Our favorite answer? He's ready to ban cell phones while driving.

When asked by a caller about the subject, he replied that when he's motoring in to work in the early morning hours from his ranch in Star, one of the things that bugs him the most is getting behind a driver with a cell phone glued to their ear.

"I would fight to outlaw any kind of distraction from the very serious job of driving," Otter said. Cell phones in cars are "especially an irritation to me."