Sunday, October 16, 2005

Jerry Brady

We had the pleasure this morning to host a Meet the Candidate/Fund Raiser for the Democratic candidate for Governor, Jerry Brady. Although it was not a large crowd (it would have been much larger had it not been scheduled during church) it was an active, interested, and receptive group, virtually all of whom donated money for his campaign. I must report that Brady is bright, articulate, serious-minded, and on what I regard as the right side of all the important issues that face the state and the nation. I recommend him wholeheartedly and will work towards his election next year. I should add that his wife is charming, knowledgeable, and could probably run herself for office. As you can see, I was much impressed with both of them. So take up the slogan, BRADY FOR IDAHO, and stick with it until we see a Democratic Governor.
With this in mind you might want to review the last few years under the current Republican administration.

As invariably happens when there is a scandal brewing it just keeps getting worse and worse as they try to cover it up. The Judy Miller saga is coming to be a classical example. The more she and the New York Times try to explain what happened (or didn't happen) the deeper and more confused it gets. It appears now that she was given a security clearance that effectively muzzled her from telling her readers (the public) what was obviously going on. This was something that no reporter should have ever agreed to - but she apparently did. So not only was she forced to not report everything to her public, she also did not report everything to her editors. And of course her claim that she can't remember who told her Valerie Plame's name has the same credibility that Rove's claim he can't remember his emails. If Fitzgerald can't get indictments out of this obvious scandal he's clearly in the wrong profession.

Larry Craig, who is part of the most corrupt administration in American history, is apparently refusing to apologize for his racist, stupid, insensitive, and ignorant remarks about New Orleans and Louisiana. Personally, I think Craig is so detached from reality he doesn't know what is happening in the world. He is, and has always been, simply the Senator from Boise Cascade and Potlatch. Why should he have to burden himself with anything else in the world?

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