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Dems: GOP Scofflaw Gets Away

In a recent release, Ada County Prosecutor Greg Bower announced that Royce Chigbrow (pictured) couldn’t be prosecuted for his criminal behavior during his tenure as Chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission. Bower’s office concluded there was evidence that Chigbrow failed to properly deposit taxpayer checks, but that the statute of limitations has expired. “It is outrageous that Chigbrow won’t be called to account for his wrong doings,” said Idaho Democratic Party State Chair Larry Grant.  “If Republican leadership had acted when they first were told of concerns about Chigbrow’s behavior, maybe it wouldn’t have been too late to hold him accountable.  This is just another case of the Republican Party turning a blind eye to unethical, and in this case, criminal behavior.” In recent months Republican leaders appeared regularly in the news for their dubious actions/Idaho Democratic Party news release. More here.

Question: Can you think of anything a Republican legislator or top official could do that would get him/her in real hot water in this state?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.