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Press: Silver Lining In Recall Storm

We're looking for a little light in the gloom. Despite the joyful tidings expressed by some petition gatherers, we don't see the attempted recall of four Coeur d'Alene elected officials as anything but civil war. It pits not only competing political philosophies against one another, but neighbor against neighbor, too. The recall effort might be legal, it might be democratic, and it might even be therapeutic to some, but there is no question the divide in this community has become clearer, sharper and wider. There is no telling how long it will take for wounds to heal, no matter how the recall bid turns out. It might even take years to fully tally the casualties, from economic impact to the rise or fall of the individuals involved/Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you see any silver lining in this Recall storm?

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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