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biffp 1
Usually when someone at the Stranger is taking credit for something they didn't do, they have someone else at the 'paper' write it for them.
Posted by biffp on January 25, 2013 at 3:28 PM · Report this
goldy stfu. the stranger was like hooters with weed last summer you lying pos. that quote was great though i still have it.
Posted by tim koch on January 25, 2013 at 3:31 PM · Report this
"And McKenna remains perplexed that the environmental movement invested so heavily — $750,000 at least — in electing Inslee. He noted the role of such Republicans as Sen. Slade Gorton, Gov. Dan Evans, former Rep. Sid Morrison and the late Rep. Joel Pritchard in creating parks, wilderness areas, a national scenic area and America’s lone national volcanic area."

“They (environmental groups) have chosen to become a wing of the Democratic Party,” McKenna said. “They will not endorse a Republican even with environmental credentials.”

"He predicted the strategy will ultimately backfire, adding: “It is not in their interests because the environmental movement is supposed to be about the environment and not partisan politics.”

"What shape will McKenna’s volunteerism take? He intends to work on education reform with Stand for Children, be active in efforts to curb human trafficking, and lead a capital campaign for the Scouts’ Camp Parsons on the Olympic Peninsula. With wife, Marilyn, he will lead a capital campaign to build a special-needs playground in Bellevue."…

go get em rob. and smoke weed. you too goldy you need it.
Posted by tim koch on January 25, 2013 at 3:40 PM · Report this
Goldy 5
@3 Environmental groups like Washington Conservation Voters and Sierra Club often endorse Republicans against Democrats. In fact, they endorsed Litzow in the 41st. Again, McKenna is the problem, not the environmentalists.
Posted by Goldy on January 25, 2013 at 4:01 PM · Report this
@3 the scouts as in the homophobic scouts?
Posted by wxPDX on January 25, 2013 at 4:11 PM · Report this
Mark in Colorado 7
Okay, so here's what I don't get. During my visit home to Seattle last October I saw McKenna's commercials. I guess his wife was okay with fucking him because he didn't have a girly voice too. Washington State republicans are some special kind of fucked-up shit--the men and the women. Although that's not saying much since Colorado is far, far worse.
Posted by Mark in Colorado on January 25, 2013 at 4:42 PM · Report this
Education Deform with Stand On Children? That's why many teachers didn't vote for him. Well that and his weasel-y non-responses about women's rights.
Posted by StuckInUtah on January 25, 2013 at 5:14 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 9

The environment is not merely a bunch of parks you drive to over a 3 day weekend. The environment is what we are a part of all the time. Without a healthy environment, we could not survive one day.

What I just said is Greek to a Republican. Hence the paltry few endorsements from environmental groups.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on January 25, 2013 at 5:53 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 10
3, creating parks is the environmental equivalent of kissing babies. Real environmentalism is about re-creating our energy consumption model from fossil fuels towards renewable energy. It's about protecting habitat for endangered species. It's about including the environment in all other discussions, whether they be zoning laws, traffic problems, or education. Something no Republican is interested in doing.

And bringing up names that haven't been in office for over twenty years? That's some nice barrel-scraping, there. If that's the best you can do to argue in your favor, you're not standing on very solid ground.

It would be nice to debate a conservative that can demonstrate an ability to think critically. Like E G Marshall in Twelve Angry Men. There just aren't any around these days.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on January 25, 2013 at 7:41 PM · Report this
You mean to tell me that the most populous city in the state has a significant impact on the outcome of democratic elections? Shocking!
Posted by madcap on January 25, 2013 at 8:05 PM · Report this
McKenna may have outperformed Rossi's 2008 Seattle numbers, but he underperformed the hell out of McKenna's own 2008 Seattle numbers. Based on the election night percentages (which vary slightly from the final percentages -- too lazy to find the final numbers and do the math), in 2008 McKenna got 39.60% in the 36th, 30.54% in the 43rd, and 29.41% in the 37th. McKenna lost nearly half of his support in the deep blue areas of Seattle from 2008 to 2012.
Posted by Richard Pope on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM · Report this
Ballard Pimp 13
On behalf of the 36th District Democratic Precinct Organization, I wish to thank Mr. McKenna for his praise.
Posted by Ballard Pimp on January 25, 2013 at 11:38 PM · Report this
who the f said anything bad about environmentalists you dummies i was quoting f'ng greenwashing ALEC rob mckenna.

goldy does make a good point however about the sierra club's historic support for right wing candidates.

10: my track record on environmental issues would be in like another league from you. your way outclassed here. and im not a republican, i just like some of james caan's films like rollerball and the godfather. he was in that stephen king movie too with that crazy kathy bates lady.
Posted by tim koch on January 26, 2013 at 1:56 AM · Report this
It's hard to argue with the fact that McKenna would have won if only he had received more than enough votes. Thanks, Rob, for that critical analysis.
Posted by NotYourStrawMan on January 26, 2013 at 9:50 AM · Report this
Finally, you done something right, Goldstein!!!!!

Much better than the unfortunate job you did on that radio show on what's-its-face local radio station.

Kudos, props and sometime, maybe, I'll give you my secret recipe for Dutch Apple Fritters.

From the annals of the Walker-Bush family (a couple of them were elected prez by some douchetards):…

Just before the collapse of Lehman Brothers, executives at Neuberger Berman sent e-mail memos suggesting, among other things, that the Lehman Brothers' top people forgo multi-million dollar bonuses to "send a strong message to both employees and investors that management is not shirking accountability for recent performance."

Lehman Brothers Investment Management Director George Herbert Walker IV dismissed the proposal, going so far as to actually apologize to other members of the Lehman Brothers executive committee for the idea of bonus reduction having been suggested. He wrote, "Sorry team. I am not sure what's in the water at Neuberger Berman. I'm embarrassed and I apologize."

[FYI: Lehman Brothers Investment Management was their hedge fund.]
Posted by sgt_doom on January 26, 2013 at 11:06 AM · Report this
Daddy Love 17
If Republicans didn't blame black people, who WOULD they blame?
Posted by Daddy Love on January 26, 2013 at 4:29 PM · Report this
Mckenna also not only refused to sit down and speak with organized labor, he wouldn't even fill out a short-form questionnaire on issues that concern organized labor. This state is somewhere around third or fourth in public-sector union density. So even if he wasn't going to do anything in regard to any of those concerns, some good old-fashioned glad-handing might have not cost him the entirety of the labor vote.
Posted by danielcobb on January 27, 2013 at 10:44 AM · Report this
To paraphrase "And I would have won too if it hadn't been for those meddling kids!"

Is it just me or is he saying that the only reason he lost the election is that it was decided by a majority of the population? Republicans really don't understand this democracy thing do they?
Posted by Root on January 29, 2013 at 9:15 AM · Report this

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