State seal in the Idaho House chamber

State seal in the Idaho House chamber

During today’s House floor session, both House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, and Rep. John McCrostie, D-Boise, spoke in verse, adopting the form of a limerick to ask unanimous consent to waive full reading of a bill. Here’s the limerick Bedke offered:

“I think we have nothing to fear

If the bill’s language we do not hear.

So I hope you’ll concur

To House Rules we’ll defer,

And we can proceed with good cheer.

“There’s really no need to object,

For we all can agree I suspect.

So avoid the commotion,

Approve of this motion,

And treat the debate with respect.”

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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