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Trib: Jeers To Nuxoll Defender Hill

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, opinionator Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune jeers ... Senate President Brent Hill, R-Rexburg. Here's Hill for his "reaction to (State Sen. Sheryl) Nuxoll's desecration of the Holocaust victims: "This is a very emotional issue for a lot of people. There's a lot of 'stuff' going around, a lot of information, a lot of viewpoints being expressed," Hill said. "As we get closer to making that decision, the rhetoric's going to get more dramatic. ... I don't think this is exclusive to Sen. Nuxoll." What's the point of being the moral conscience of the Senate if you stand silent in the face of outrage? The Aryan Nations saga left Idaho with an unfortunate narrative as a haven for neo-Nazis. But who just advanced that narrative more? A junior senator from Cottonwood who scratched her itch for stupendously rancid hyperbole? Or the president of the Senate who stood by and allowed her do it? Full column here.

Question: Should the Idaho Legislature censure Sen. Nuxoll for her careless remarks re: the holocaust?




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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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