Idaho Governor Feels Backlash for Anti-Park Decisions

As Jim Carlton reports in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, former Harvard professor and Democratic challenger Keith Allred is getting support from fly fishers and other outdoors enthusiasts who question governor Otter’s decision to slash Idaho’s Department of Parks and Recreation budget by 77%.
“‘I have never been impressed with Butch Otter, but have been super impressed with this man,’ Mike Lawson, a Republican and fly-fishing outfitter, said as Mr. Allred toured the 11,000-acre Harriman park in early July.”

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