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My 2 Cents: Sims Should Apologize

I remember sitting through the taunting public commentary by state Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene, at the last McEuen Field make-over hearing in which she accused Mayor Sandi Bloem and almost every council member of conflicts of interest on the proposal. Sims seem to be enjoying a "gotcha" moment when she finally had caught the Bloem administration and council groupies in misconduct. Since her moment at the podium, Sims has been told by the state attorney general's office that the elected officials aren't guilty of a conflict in the McEuen Field matter and that she should present the matter to County Prosecutor Barry McHugh. Who punted that matter to the Bonner County prosecutor because his wife is involved in public art. Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall agreed with the AG that there's no conflict. Seems like Sims made a public accusation that has been proven unfounded by two independent entities. Now, she should publicly apologize to those she tried to smear. Meanwhile, the crickets at are chirping loudly.

Question: Do you expect Rep. Sims to apologize for her errant claim?

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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