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Friday, August 15, 2008

Bill Sali: Mailing It In?

I'm starting to wonder if my Congressman, Bill Sali, has pretty much given up on even trying to win re-election this year. He's not running any commercials (despite some very effective ones his moderate opponent, Walt Minnick, has running), he's not even pretending to have local offices that are actually in the district he represents, and he's not responding at all to the tidal wave of embarrassing stories about him in the national media. A response today from his press secretary about an editorial in a local paper accusing the Congressman's congressional/campaign staff (they seem to be one in the same) of incompetence / appearances of impropriety didn't even start to address how the original editorial was wrong. (I'm guessing this wasn't discussed because there were no falsehoods in the first story.) It did, however, introduce a very memorable catchphrase: "...a sea of liberalism, filth, and innuendo". I plan on using the phrase frequently in normal conversation.

As far as the Congressman moving his campaign office to join his Ada County Congressional office over in the 2nd District, I'm really not surprised; Mr. Sali's loudest supporters in the Idaho political tube-o-sphere -- Adam, Bryan Fischer, and Trish & Halli -- also live outside the Congressman's district. Other than fellow submariner Dale, I'm wondering if Mr. Sali has any people willing to be publicly identified as his supporters living anywhere inside his actual district. [Anyone want to volunteer? Just put a comment down below. Remember, you have to be willing to be publicly identified -- nom de blogs, like "neoroman" (who seems to be threatening violence against Walt Minnick in this post), don't cut it.]



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was driving to Spokane earlier today. I did hear one commercial that supported Bill Sali. Well, actually, it was trying to slam Minnick.

Basically, just talking about Minnick not supporting any oil drilling in the United States, how he loves foreign oil, and doesn't care about Idaho or America.

The message was from a group supporting Sali, but since I didn't hear the "This is Bill Sali and I approved this message", then I guess it wasn't from his official campaign.

8/15/2008 9:06 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

Of course, the ad supporting Sali is completely wrong; Walt Minnick does support increased drilling in the U.S.

All the pro-Sali folks have to work with are lies and innuendo.

8/15/2008 11:00 PM

Blogger Cameron said...

Make that "a sea of lies and innuendo".

8/18/2008 10:28 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe not a radio add, but certainly edgy for TV!
Check out this one at,

10/12/2008 9:55 PM


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