Dec 27 2006
Yesterday the Idaho Statesman single out as the most visionary Idahoan of the year, a shopping center developer. Today, it names the Idaho person who has most deeply inspired its editors and, presumably, Idaho.
A Boise State University football player.
Not, we should add, because of a wildly dramatic life story or some astounding incident in his personal life. Rather, the editorial board declared, “[Ian] Johnson and his Broncos have captured the hearts of the people in this community, who are giddy over playing in a major bowl game. That’s why we selected Johnson the most inspirational person of the year.”
To recap. Visionary: Shopping center developer. Inspirational: Popular college football player.
We await with the highest of anticipation the paper’s selections – coming in the next few days – for the most courageous, devoted and influential.Share on Facebook