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Thursday, May 29, 2014
With a Little Help from Stephen Colbert . . .

From the Green Hornet of Justice to Fat Jack's Old Lady, there's nothing quite like an election year. And it's just possible that Idaho is weirder than New York. (For my part, I spent about a decade in each place. What does that say about me?)

Once upon a time -- AD 2010, to be precise -- there was a race for Governor of New York that was a little weirder than usual for New York. I attempted to do it justice, and I had lots of fun doing it. (It also exists as a podcast.)

Fast forward to Idaho's Republican gubernatorial primary in 2014. I'd love to give this one a try, too. But Stephen Colbert got there first, and he does it so much better:  Idaho's Bizarre Gubernatorial Debate. It's must-see TV, so to speak. That I grew up in Idaho merely increases my appreciation. (The same with happened with Napoleon Dynamite, come to think of it.)

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