Idaho's Mountain Goat Report is becoming the go-to blog for keeping tabs on the antics of Congressman Bill "Brain Fade" Sali. Check out these posts, all from the past week:
Sali is one of seven lawmakers - seven! - to vote no on funds to help victims of torture. The bill passed 418-7.
He voted no on a bill to improve access to small-business loans. The legislation passed 380-45.
And he voted no to help support research in science and engineering. The bill passed 397-20.
In a comment from my last post, Irwin noted a recent letter to the editor from Sali in which the congressman attempted to defend his vote against harsher federal penalties for dogfighting and cockfighting.
Way to go, Idaho bloggers (especially MGR) and blog readers. It's apparently up to us to keep tabs on Sali, because - as I remarked 10 days ago - the mainstream media, the people who supposedly get paid to do this work, aren't doing it.
Update: I've posted a diary at Kos where we can keep track of Sali's most outrageous votes. I've also added it to the 2008 Elections blogroll at left.