Monday, October 02, 2006

RIP, Helen Chenoweth-Hage

One of Idaho's most memorable politicians, Helen Chenoweth-Hage, was killed today in a car crash in Nevada. Her politics were basically antithetical to my own in all respects, but she'll always part of what makes Idaho Idaho. The thing I'll remember most is, of course, her infamous canned salmon comment and the great bumper stickers it spawned (pun intended!). I had a neighbor who doctored the one that said "Can Helen, not salmon" to say "Can salmon, not Helen." He did it in complete earnest, and forged pathways in ironic humor untouched even by the most gen-x-ish gen-x-er. May Ms. Chenoweth-Hage rest in peace, and my condolences to her loved ones.

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