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Posts published in “Day: March 9, 2007”

Official English: A question

Now that the bill (Senate Bill 1172) declaring English the official language of Idaho has passed the Senate 20-15, and appears ready to clear the House more easily, and seems unlikely to be vetoed, we have a question:

What will be the new state motto, now that the Latin phrase "Esto Perpetua" will no longer be eligible?

Suggestions will be welcome in the comments section.

DeFazio, out or not?

Peter DeFazio
Peter DeFazio

Does "out" not necessarily mean not out? From where we sit, we'll assume that Representative Peter DeFazio meant what he said when he said he doesn't plan to challenge Oregon Senator Gordon Smith next year.

Still, we'll admit to being hooked by this item this morning on the MyDD blog:

"I've just heard a report on the radio that the DSCC is offering Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04) support of up to $5,000,000 if he runs against Senator Gordon Smith. Although DeFazio has said before that he will not run, apparently he is still considering it. I've heard that the DSCC has given him a deadline to decide- a deadline that is approaching soon."

Certainly DeFazio would be a formidable challenger, if he ran.

We'll post when we pick up something from the DeFazio camp.