Seems there is a move afoot for the State of Idaho to get out of the housing business for the Gov. The J. R. Simplot mansion at Bogus Basin and Cartwright Roads appeared to be a good deal for citizens and the price was right when J.R. Donated it a few years back.
Now it is costing a bundle to maintain and renovate and there is talk of getting rid of the landmark. Guv Butch gets a housing allowance for NOT living in the state-owned residence, prompting Poet Paul to offer this thought:
The state hit the mother lode
When given the Governor’s abode
Otter there does not dwell
So the state wants to sell
What happens when Butch hits the road?
UPDATE–Despite comments, Gov. Butch Otter does NOT take a housing allowance from the state anymore.
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