Bunny Ears Update
When last I wrote about Bill Sali (R-ID 01), he was making bunny ears at his opponent’s staff while they were being interviewed. The time before that, he was claiming that “Forty percent of the mass of every tree in the forest is crude oil.” In devastating news for humorists everywhere, it looks like he might finally be getting into electoral trouble:
“CQ Politics, which takes past voting behavior and demographics into account in handicapping elections, has held the Idaho 1 race at a very tenuous Leans Republican rating, meaning Sali had an edge but an upset by Minnick was a plausible scenario. But the growing financial disparity between the parties in this contest — and the fact that Minnick had a 51 percent to 45 percent lead in an Oct. 18-19 poll by SurveyUSA, the only published independent poll to date in the race — has prompted a rating change to No Clear Favorite.”
But just to make up for this news, the article I just cited notes one Sali gem that I wasn’t aware of:
“He also introduced a bill proposing to weaken Earth’s gravity that was intended to lampoon Democratic-led efforts to raise the minimum wage, calling the two proposals equally absurd.”
Much to my chagrin, I find that Sali did not actually introduce the bill, though he did draft it (pdf). Still, it’s the thought that counts.