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OpenCDA Attacks Mayor Yet Again

Predictably, Bill McCrory of Recallers is busy spinning Orzell's 5 minutes of complaining to Coeur d'Alene City Council Tuesday evening. Orzell insinuated that people aren't signing on to the recall because they rear intimidation and retribution. Quoth Orzell: "Small business owners and city staff have expressed their desire to sign our petition, but very often also talk about fear of reprisal, even loss of employment, and that is difficult for us to ignore." Mayor Sandi Bloem responded that neither she or anyone else on the council would intimidate or seek retribution against individuals who signed the recall petitions. McCrory, of course, didn't accept that answer -- and even quoted the mayor in the way that made her sound hesitant. You can read his latest anti-administration spin here.

Question: Could it be that the Souza-Sims-Orzell recall isn't going as well as they hoped?

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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