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Monday, October 27, 2008

Political Desperation Is Funny

Now that all the "big" newspapers here in western Idaho have finished their endorsements in the race for the 1st District Congressional seat, I find myself amused to watch Bill Sali's attempt to get at least something out of the newspaper endorsement process -- considering he got no newspaper endorsements at all. He's reduced to picking selected quotes out of the Idaho Press-Tribune's non-endorsement of either candidate; not surprisingly, he doesn't include a link to the article in question, since it contains some interesting statements about Congressman Sali:
This editorial board tends to see eye-to-eye with Sali’s positions on matters of public policy. His desire for limited government and heavily controlled federal spending rings well in the western Treasure Valley. And as we made clear two years ago, a candidate with his views could easily win an endorsement in our conservative area.
On the other hand, his combative nature, personal conduct and character remain concerns even with nearly two years of service under his belt.
His ethically debatable decision to employ a full-time congressional office staffer as his campaign spokesman, his attempt to get third-party or independent candidates to step out of the U.S. Senate race, and his sloppy campaign finance filings are all reasons to think twice before casting a Sali vote.
Maybe his staff just doesn't know how to put hyperlinks into an article on a web page. Even this post that tells readers to "click here" twice somehow doesn't include actual links.

I guess that's why most voters here in the 1st District are leaning towards voting for Walt Minnick in 8 days.



Blogger Sandy Salt said...


I was wondering what you thought about the whole invasion of privacy issue between the two campaigns.


10/30/2008 2:13 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

I mention that in my post currently at the top of the page. The Idaho Democratic Party leadership (not the Minnick campaign; they seem to have snapped up most of the competent Democratic staffers) was completely wrong to release Congressman and Mrs. Sali's SSNs, and should apologize.

10/30/2008 6:59 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't forget a vote for Minnick is a vote for Pelosi, Reid and Obama. If you support the Democratic Party's agenda, then go for it

10/30/2008 9:06 PM


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