"My country right or wrong" isn't patriotism, its Nationalism, which is just a gussied-up word for Fascism. Real patriotism isn't what you get from George W. Bush or Ann Coulter, it's what you find in the writings of folks like Tom Paine and Abe Lincoln.
Sali's Crack Staff Strikes Again
I'm surprised no one has written about this yet.
Evidently Bill Sali's campaign has yet to file their quarterly FEC report. They're now over a week late on that (it was due 15 July). According to Sali's spokesman Wayne Hoffman, this is due to "technical glitches."
As treasurer for Debbie Holmes' campaign in the 2nd CD - which is subject to the exact same reporting requirements as Sali's camp - I find that explaination quite dubious.
For those of you unfamiliar with the process, the FEC issues software called FECFile to the various campaigns. It's not exactly the most user-friendly program I've used, but it gets the job done.
The FEC did release a new version of FECFile in June and specifically said that it would reject reports sent in the previous version from that point forward. How do I know? I got the e-mail on it back on 6 June (still have it if you want to see it), downloaded the new version, and submitted Debbie's quarterly report without any problems whatsoever on 2 July. We were the first Idaho congressional campaign to do so, actually.
The point is if Sali's campaign was paying any attention at all, they would have noticed and corrected this issue weeks ago as we did. Sounds to me the only "glitch" Sali's campaign has is the ever-popular "PBCAC" error, "Problem Between Computer and Chair."