I was delighted to learn that the Governor of Idaho is named Butch Otter. Mr Otter is not to be confused with his namesake, the character who made occasional appearances in the Unconscious Squirrel cartoon strip, along with his anthropomorphic pals Milksop Weasel, Mordant Heron, Smarmy Badger, and Rancorous Peewit.
Speaking of Idaho, did you catch the Idaho Governor Candidate’s debates earlier this year? It was gripping viewing – It’s a shame that Harley and Walt were such outsider candidates. They are the governors that Idaho truly deserves.
‘Butch Otter’ may seem a somewhat ludicrous name, but it’s surely less of an embarrassment, to a career in US politics, than ‘Tot Butcher’?