I never forget. I have a pornographic memory.
Sali's Sorry Tardy Disclosure
Chris has published the details from the Minnick campaign on Sali's hapless financial disclosure. Sali's very late report is so pathetically incompetent he had to dump it late on a Friday night to avoid media scrutiny. And it ought to make a Republican blush. And never was there a finer list of the most sinister cast of characters to grease the halls of Congress, like Halliburton, WalMart and tobacco giant RJ Reynolds. And while oil interests like Chevron, Conoco, and Exxon disclosed the price Sali was willing to sell out Idaho's schoolchildren, no contributions were listed for the day Sali hosted a luncheon for oil lobbyists. And the folks importing nuclear waste into Idaho from Kuwait sure got their money's worth.
There is a curious "refund as a credit" notation of $12,000 for something called Bluepoint Consulting out of Scottsdale Arizona that is unexplained. And the campaign submitted a miscellaneous document with the FEC which states: "Sali for Congress has completed the July 15 quarterly filing. However, in reviewing the report, we have found that the Column B Election cycle to date numbers are incorrect. If fact, the cycle to date numbers $1,032,555.70 are identical to the 30 Day Post General 2006 report. We have no way to explain this anomaly." Faustus or MG, any thoughts?
UPDATE: 7/27 1:20; Chris beat me to the punch on Popkey's take on Sali's flailing and failing campaign, where he saved me a bunch of work by looking up this gem: "As of his May report, which the campaign says is correct, Sali got 73 percent of his money from PACs. Minnick has raised 72 percent from individuals." As noted above, Sali's constituency ain't Idahoans, its big business lobbyists like the oil companies from whom he's been begging, and recieving, campaign money. And he's cynically taking for granted Idaho's knee jerk Republicans, which, if the disclosure is accurate, will be his undoing. No word yet from sugar daddy, Club for Growth. Maybe the strategy is to look as pathetic as possible to get pity money. But as the staid WSJ noted, he ain't safe.