In a brief interview on Fox News, Idaho Governor Butch Otter told reporters that he thinks the Federal Government should still pay for all costs associated with wolves being as it was the Feds’ idea and not Idaho’s that wolves be brought back. In addition, Otter states in reference to wolves, “We don’t want them here.”

That statement rings a little hollow coming from the mouth of Governor Otter who has presented himself over the years as a more of a bundle of contradictions than someone opposed to having wolves in his state. While I think the governor shares the sentiment of many citizens of Idaho, for someone now claiming “we don’t want them here”, after 17 years and a few thousand wolves later, it’s kind of a gutless comment.