It looks like it's going to be a great year! First of all, as I predicted, Boise St. easily beat Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl in the greatest game of all time. Now, if Florida can beat Ohio St., BSU will be the national champions!
It's also great because, as of today, Bill Sali is officially a Congressman, so he'll be able to start "officially" standing up to Nancy Pelosi. I was a little disappointed that Congressman Sali wasn't able to keep her from being elected as Speaker of the House, but the vote shows how important it was that Idaho sent a Republican to Congress instead of Liberal Larry Grant. If Grant had been there, Pelosi would have gotten 234 votes instead of 233, and that would have been a much easier number for liberals to remember.
It looks like Rep. Sali is already taking the lead in standing up to Pelosi. First of all, he gave a speech on TV today where he talked about introducing a balanced budget amendment. That just shows how much we need him in the House; otherwise, it's unlikely that bill would have been introduced. Bill Sali will be able to show the liberals that we can still cut taxes while cutting spending if we just stop giving away money to people who don't deserve it. I was a little surprised that Rep. Sali said he'd try to work with the Democrats; I figure that's just his way of setting them up for his later attacks.
Congressman Sali next stood up to Pelosi during his ceremonial swearing in. Right in front of Nancy Pelosi, he bravely put his hand on a Bible like a good American (and unlike this guy, who used a Koran -- he should go back to where he came from if he doesn't want to use a Bible). Even more importantly, he had his 7 year old grandson there -- a grandson who has both a mother and a father, which is something Nancy Pelosi is against. Congressman Bill Sali isn't going to swear on a Koran or make his grandson's parents get divorced and go gay just because it would make Nancy Pelosi happy!
The new Congressman Sali website is up now, but it doesn't seem to have much on it. I suppose it's really hard for Rep. Sali to get very good help in D.C., with all those Democrats who live there.