Monday, April 10

What a Bastard

Rep. Bill Sali (R- Kuna) that is. During the debate over SB 1482 (It basically is a redefinition of abortion in the Idaho lawbooks. At least that's what I could figure out from the bill itself.), Sali was quite the charmer (Stolen from the Spokesman):

The House adjourned in the middle of debate on the informed consent abortion bill, SB 1482, after House Minority Leader Wendy Jaquet of Ketchum and the other Democrats walked out in protest of comments made by bill co-sponsor Rep. Bill Sali, R-Kuna.


Jaquet objected to Sali’s mentioning of studies that link breast cancer to abortion. A breast cancer survivor, Jaquet said she knows that the link has not been proven.

“If it’s not a good study then we should not be using it,” Jaquet said.


Newcomb said to Sali, “Why stick your finger in people’s eyes?”

The debate continued, and Sali again cited the studies. Jaquet was seen leaving the House chamber, followed by the other members of her party. Procedural rules mandate that both parties be present on the floor if the House is in session, [House Majority Leader Lawerence Denney (R- Midvale)] said.

God, what an ass. This tard of a Rep. went far enough to piss off the other Republicans, eventially getting chastised by House Speaker Bruce Newcomb (R-Burley):

Newcomb spoke with reporters about Sali, saying "That idiot is just an absolute idiot…He doesn’t have one ounce of empathy in his whole frickin’ body, and you can put that in the paper.”

I'm going to give it to Newcomb, he said the absolute right thing (and with the kind of bite you only see in state politics.)
But I really like what our democrats are doing. Maybe it's because of their super- minority status, but Idaho democrats have balls. They're willing to do the gutsy, red meat acts that really drive us in the base. This walk- out is perfect.


At 7:42 AM, Blogger Alan said...

Sali is a bonehead, no doubt. He litigated his own case a few years back, and alleged brain damage from an accident. He later back-tracked and said it wasn't so bad, trying to walk the line between not seeming like a current imbecile and not having perjured himself earlier.

Anyway, I'd like to know what Sali said that was so upsetting. I know he talked about a link between abortion and breast cancer, but I don't get why that was so outrageous.

At 2:08 PM, Blogger Vander said...

He was using a study that was later discreditted. It didn't use the best scientific methods and missed some things (I think. I'm no scientist). The punchline is that it was bad science that shouldn't have been discussed.


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