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Boss Denney Now Ethics Cop? C’mon

It's breathtaking to watch how Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, (pictured) has found the religion of ethics reform. Last week, Denney said he'd support political ethics bills the Democratic minority is pursuing. It was all good words, good works and “come to Jesus.”  Then Friday, Boss Denney said two can play this “culture of corruption” game, responding to state Democratic Chairman Larry Grant's blast at the GOP. So Denney began lobbing water balloons at Democratic legislators. One, he said, used a state computer to solicit campaign contributions. Another, he said, used a state computer to forward employee complaints against a state commission chairman to influence another political contest. …  Let it be said that using taxpayer resources on partisan campaigns is a no-no. But Boss Denney, the new ethics cop?/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Do you think House Speaker Lawerence Denney's commitment to ethics reform this year is sincere — or a matter of getting people off his back?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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