Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Conference Chairman
The 2012 elections are barely behind us and there’s already another contest heating up… for House Republican Conference Chairman The two announced candidates running for the House GOP’s #4 position are the Conference’s current Vice Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA). Yesterday, Erick issued an endorsement for Congressman Price. This isn’t surprising; they’re from the same state and may well be acquainted with each other. | Read More »
Why Does Barack Obama Hate Poor Black Children?
Barack Obama’s FDA has issued a directive banning over-the-counter asthma inhalers because they utilize chlorofluorocarbons as a propellant. What does this have to do with poor, black children, you say? As it happens, black children are more likely to suffer from asthma than any other major demographic group in the United States. Additionally, data indicates that their asthma is less likely to be well-controlled. What’s | Read More »
Why Is King County Stiffing The Taxpayers Over The West Seattle Water Taxi?
King County residents may remember that back in the fall of 2007 the County Council approved a special property tax on all residents to support the creation of a Ferry District to fund the Vashon Island passenger ferry and year-round service for the West Seattle Water Taxi. The Ferry District was sort of a pet project of King County Executive Dow Constantine when he sat | Read More »
Random Rants, Seattle Times Edition
Joni Balter Not many people are as self-satisfied and self-important as Joni Balter. She’s recently penned two op-eds, not on any topic with relevance to the real issues facing voters in this election, but something even more important; the race for newspaper endorsements. And of course by this vital yardstick, Dino Rossi may as well concede the race now. I’m not even sure why this | Read More »
Jobs Americans Won’t Do: Campaigning For Patty Murray
As I noted here, the Murray campaign appears to be critically short of foot soldiers. How terribly inconvenient. Fortunately for the Senator, this is another one of those distasteful jobs that Americans won’t do, but illegals are only too willing to take on. And at no cost to the Murray campaign! “Illegals for Democrats” is a project of OneAmerica Votes. Can you guess who tops | Read More »
Tremble, Washington! Evil Right-Wing Plots Are Afoot In LD1
Unsure whether or not their 1st LD candidates can win on merit in what appears to be a very bad year for Democrats (or a very good year for Republicans if you’re a glass-half-full kind of person), the Washington State Democratic Central Committee has chosen to instead muddy the waters with mail pieces intended to paint the Republican candidates, Dennis Richter (Pos. 1) and Heidi | Read More »
Pants on FIRE!
Would Jay Inslee even recognize the truth if it walked up and punched him in the nose? Which is sort of what it did this week when he lied about his reason for missing a ceremony to rename a post office for local Medal of Honor recipient Bud Hawk. Giving credit where credit is due, Inslee was responsible for passing the legislation renaming the post | Read More »
Suzan DelBene, Microsoft, The Seattle Times And Kid Gloves
A lot of hay has been made in California over the course of the past several months about Carly Fiorina’s leadership at HP; a quick Google search turns up article after article about the California Senate race that mention, usually in unflattering terms, the company’s fortunes – or lack thereof – during her tenure as CEO. Contrast this with the treatment Suzan DelBene (D) is | Read More »
Everything Clint Didier Needs To Know About Dino Rossi
Everyone knows by now that Clint Didier, despite having made it very clear during the primary season that he would support the GOP nominee, whomever it might be (and knowing that it could very well be Dino Rossi), has withheld his endorsement from said nominee. Rather than getting wholeheartedly behind Rossi, Didier chose to enumerate three conditions upon which his endorsment would be based. I | Read More »
No. Safe. Dems.
None at all. Congressman Jay Inslee won re-election in 2008 with 68% of the vote. It looks as though he won’t be having such an easy time of it in 2010. A poll of WA-01 released yesterday by James Watkins’ campaign shows Inslee to be more vulnerable than this WA-01 resident had previously had the audacity to hope. You may remember me wondering back in August | Read More »