The best leaders inspire by example. For those hobbled by ignorance and dogma, that's not an option. Instead, they resort to callow intimidation.
Phoning it In
In case you haven't heard, the Idaho Democratic Party wants to forego real speeches from our candidates at the upcoming Frank Church Banquet in favor of Youtube-style videos. Cost to you: $75, rubber chicken included.
Former Twin Falls resident Julie Fanselow is up in arms, and I don't blame her.
I went to banquets featuring speeches from Cecil Andrus, J. D. Williams, Richard Stallings, Larry LaRocco and Larry EchoHawk: all elected officials at the time. They were fine.
That's FIVE. And they're complaining about four, three of which are there to nail Bill Sali?
I'm having a hard time justifying $75 to go as it is, and I have a free place in Boise to stay. I'm having a harder time justifying it now. If I may be so bold, Kos isn't that interesting.
Go sign Julie's petition to stop the madness. Don't donate; just enter your information, click "Sign Petition" and be done with it.
This is the kind of stupidity that makes us a minority. I can hear the ghost of Frank Gooding laughing now ...