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Million University Place fiasco participant, Bob Hoover, named as president
of the Idaho Community Foundation
Boise, ID –
Whoa, are you kidding, girl friends? Pour yourself another hot cup of
Rocket Java cause you're gonna spill your coffee down your hot short shorts
when you hear this one.
The Idaho Community Foundation, which -- according to the Idaho Statesman
left Liberal newsrag -- raises funds around the state and distributes them
to nonprofits and other groups, just hired former disgraced U of Idaho
President Robert Hoover as -- yipes!! -- their president. To collect funds!
So what, you say, who the hell is Robert Hoover? Hoover, along with ex
Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, Givens-Pursley lawyer Roy Eiguren, Kempthorne's
Chief of Staff Phil Reberger, and former Idaho House Speaker Bruce Newcomb,
were the major "influential U of I backers [who]
greased the skids for [the failed $250 Million] University Place"
fiasco from about 1998 to 2005. And the lawsuits are still ongoing.
Hoover resigned his U of I presidential position when financing for the $250
Million University Place project ($250 Million includes $100 Million for the
illegally built Ada County Courthouse and its related-but-cut-short $150
Million University Place development) imploded like Enron, revealing all
sorts of financial and political skullduggery by the major players,
including then Ada County Commissioners, U of I personnel, California
questionable-builders Civic Partners, and U of I Foundation execs -- one of
which, Jerry Wallace, was eventually convicted -- because Wallace was the
"Treasurer" and under Idaho law only the official "Treasurer," not those who
also mishandled the money, can be convicted. (How convenient for the
politicians, lawyers, and their buddies that Idaho has a built-in fall guy
-- The Official Treasurer -- for all their shenanigans.)
Several prominent lawyers received minor fines and a symbolic slap on their
wrists. Civic Partners, an outside California firm hired to build and
supposedly manage the University Place project, is still tied up in court
today -- the very Ada County Courthouse they unconstitutionally built with
illegally-obtained taxpayer money that started off the entire Boise
Watergate's University Place fiasco.
After his resignation as U of I President, Hoover was quickly ushered across
town by the major political players in Boise to become President of what
used to be called private Albertson's College, now renamed the College of
Asked why he
accepted this new position in light of the fact that the last time he
presided over a similar project, he was forced to resign over questionable
financial discrepancies, Hoover said he intended to retire this summer but
"the national financial crisis has taken a toll on my portfolio and it
became apparent that I needed to work for a while longer."
Yeah, too bad, and Hoover
should know all about how financial crises are created since he helped
create one himself in Idaho from 1998 through...well...it's still going on
today, folks, downtown at the Ada County Courthouse.
Hiring former U
of Idaho President Robert Hoover, who was a major participant in Boise
Watergate's $250 Million University Place fiasco, is a lot like re-hiring an
admitted pedophile to manage the local Boy Scouts of Boise. Do you trust
him? I don't.
-- (You can read all
about the Boise Watergate fiasco by clicking on the following link to Random
U of Idaho
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