June 05, 2006

ID: memory hole

It's the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Teton Dam, a day which my fellow Idahoans commemorate by deluding ourselves that Washington D.C has ever done anything good by us, such as reclaiming the desert, building the local infrastructure, or sending us more than our national fair share of federal pork. Here's the new governor speaking:

We had a dam break in 1976, but we didn’t whine about it. We got out our backhoes and we rebuilt the roads and replanted the fields and got on with our lives. That’s the culture here.

He does have a way with backhoes. Funny, I knew him before he was a simple country rancher, back when he was a cunning Boise lawyer, "Field Marshall von Risch, commandant of the Idaho Senate."

Sean Sirrine of Objective-Justice is not impressed. Neither is Morialekafa.