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Hurlock Told Nursing Board Better Fit

The Twin Falls Times News is carrying a story re: a report by Rocky Barker/Idaho Statesman that state Sen. Monte Pearce tried to get Fish & Game Commissioner Joan Hurlock (shown in AP file photo) to withdraw her nomination without a fight. Pearce, the Senate Resources and Environment Committee chairman, was afraid that his committee and the Senate would "look like a bunch of men beating up on a young woman" if Hurlock pursued the nomination. This, according to Hurlock. Then, Hurlock said Pearce told her: "He said if I withdrew, ‘I am sure the governor could appoint you to another commission, maybe the nursing board.'" To which Hurlock said she responded: "I told him, 'Senator, I’m not qualified to serve on the nursing board.'" More here. H/T: James Bond

Question: And Pearce is the chairman of a Senate committee? Really?

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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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