We lost a great Idahoan, American and Basque recently. Pete was one of a kind. I wish more politician were like him. I have chosen to post a blog from A Basque in Boise with her encouragement. My husband and I met Pete on several occasions and he always would tell the story of how his parents, his father was a sheepherder and his mother a maid, met at my husbands grandmothers boarding house in Shoshone. Pete was fiercely proud of his Basque heritage and of Idaho. Idaho PBS did a documentary on Pete years ago where they followed him back to the Basque Country and to his families home. I remember hearing the photographer said that it was like following a celebrity around. Everyone knew Pete.