Huckleberries Online

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?




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria
Dave Oliveria writes the Huckleberries Online Blog for North Idaho readers and the Huckleberries print column.

Follow Dave online:









Close

Sections


Profile

Close

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801