In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune gives jeers to ...former state Rep. Cindy Agidius, R-Moscow.
Perched as the House Republican Caucus communications director, Agidius is collecting opposition research on the woman who took her job away, state Rep. Paulette Jordan (pictured), D-Plummer. So far, she's got a picture of Jordan disregarding Risch's formal address to the House and missing a committee meeting. After House Democratic Leader John Rusche complained, House Speaker Scott Bedke apparently told Agidius to knock it off. If Agidius wants a rematch in 2016, she's doing it all wrong. After winning against Jordan in 2012 by a mere 125 votes, Agidius lost last fall by three times as much - 524 votes. Translation: Voters fired Agidius - with good reason. With the University of Idaho in her backyard, Agidius was the sole no-show on last year's guns on campus bill. Worse, she remained neutral through the GOP primary. Not until she faced Jordan in the fall did Agidius discover she opposed putting concealed handguns within reach of college students, faculty and staff. Voters didn't buy it. Boise doesn't need another ex-legislator hanging on at the state Capitol. If Agidius wants another chance, she should be home mending fences.