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Fri., April 27, 2012, 11:55 a.m.

OpenCDA Slams Anti-Recall Cause

Bill McCrory of OpenCDA.com claims the Decline to Sign movement is trying to deprive Coeur d'Alene residents with an opportunity to retain or remove three-term Mayor Sandi Bloem and Councilman Deanna Goodlander, Woody McEvers and Mike Kennedy from office. McCrory calls the anti-recall movement's "Decline to Sign" motto "a perfect slogan." Quoth McCrory: "Next time you see or hear 'Decline to Sign,' remember that behind it is an organized effort to keep you and your friends and neighbors from voting to either retain or remove those named in the recall petitions.  You will only get to vote for the recall if  there are sufficient qualified signatures on the recall petitions." More here.

Question: Ah, didn't the voters already decide that they wanted these four in office 2 1/2 years ago? Ah, isn't the Stop the Recall movement exercising their right as voters to stand against the recall? Where's the problem?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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