Same job, different uniform.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Good News: the Republican Establishment Didn't Want Sali to Win

According to the Idaho Statesman, "Sali was one of the Republican nominees the Democrats were rooting for — for the same reason many top Republican elected leaders supported Keith Johnson and Sheila Sorensen. As conservative columnist Robert Novak wrote last week, Sali is "'detested by the state's Republican establishment for reasons of both conservative principle and his lack of personal skills.'"

This is a good sign. Firstly, because the Statesman found it newsworthy. Secondly, because the Democrats were excited about it, and finally, because the 1st Congressional District loves a candidate who is plain-spoken, rough around the edges and disliked by the so-called Republican Establishment.

I recall a crowded primary in 1994 where a plain spoken, belipsticked long-shot beat out all the Establishment favorites for the nomination then went on to trounce incumbent Larry LaRocco in the general election.

Here's to the 1st Congressional District of Idaho!

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Blogger Keep out said...

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Blogger travelin' said...

Hear! Hear! I second your comments! :)

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Blogger Bubblehead said...

We'll have to disagree on this one. Chenowith was first elected in '94, I believe, and she ended up being the leader of the black helicopter conspiracy theorists. Not a good thing for ID-1 to be known for.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Blogger girlfriday said...

You're right. I fixed the date.

So she stuck her foot in her mouth during that spectacle, Politically Incorrect. The 1st CD prefers honesty and transparency, if mixed with a little faux-pas, to wishy-washy.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Blogger Lois E. Lane said...

I just don't think I can say, as a rule, that dissension with your congressional delegation is a good thing. Sometimes friction is just friction. Congratulations on your guy winning, though :)

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Blogger girlfriday said...

I wasn't referencing the delegation. In fact we were talking about this yesterday and the question is: How different will Sali's votes be from Craig's, Crapo's and Simpson's? With the possible exception of Simpson, the answer is not much.

I'm talking about the party machine. The boy's club. She beat them and so did Sali.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


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