commented on The Four Horsemen of the Buspocalypse
Your four horsemen are missing the one who made all this possible: Mayor Election Ed Murray. If he had been focused on doing what it took to actually be majority leader, this would not be an issue. The Leg race we lost in south puget sound wouldn't be an issue. Don Benton Wouldn't be a senator. Rodney Tom would just be another under informed back bencher.
Ed, Harry Reid does what it takes to stay majority leader. You didn't.
The upside of his winning the mayor's race is that he's not around to the Senate anymore.
commented on State Senator Rodney Tom Scores Huge Legislative Victory (Against Women, Immigrant Children, and Bus Riders)
+1 #5. A bit bothered by the premature anointing he's receiving via endorsements. You don't get the mayors job for passing marriage, as laudable and important an accomplishment as that is. Look no further than the Texas Senate for an example of what sticking to your guns -- and they really mean it down there -- means. Ed certainly shares responsibility -- which he has refused to accept -- in what happened to the Wa Senate this year. He needs be held accountable for it.
Bruce Harrell has been starting to look like a good alternative lately.