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GOVERNOR: I’ll remember, too

| May 8, 2020 1:00 AM

I decided to respond to Chris Dortignac’s letter on the opinion page. He said, “I hope the good people of Idaho will remember what he (Governor Little) did to us and our businesses and jobs in 2020.”

Yes, I for one will remember what Governor Brad Little did for Idahoans during this unprecedented Global Pandemic. Shame on him for listening to and respecting our own president’s mandate to “stay home” and to temporarily close non-essential businesses and community gatherings in order to slow down the spread of a potentially deadly new virus.

Also shame on Governor Little for gathering together a task force of medical professionals and scientists to put their heads together to try to do what is best to curb the spread of COVID-19, reduce the hospitalizations and deaths while also trying to keep businesses afloat with plans to reopen as safely as possible in a series of gradual steps.

The way I see it is that we should all be very proud of our governor. He had to make very difficult decisions, even knowing that it may cause backlashes and hurt him politically. Governor Little had the guts to do what he knew was right, and also what he knew that any intelligent, educated leader will do for the people of their state … even if some of those people are upset at him for doing it!

Our governor has shown what he is truly made of during this crisis, and that he cares about the lives of all Idahoans. If he does plan to run for office again, I will vote for him every time.

Governor Little, thank you for your difficult choices and everything you are doing for us in our beautiful state.