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Because if not, a Judge endorsement would have left Litzow now even less likely to listen to WCV on environmental matters. How would that have been a smart move for people who care about those issues?
I too wish they'd endorsed Judge anyway, but WCV members give a lot of credence to their staff and board's careful research on this stuff. Their long game is still pretty good, and it has to stay that way, or we all lose.
WCV did a lot of work to elect Jay Inslee. Let's see how that goes. Gov. Inslee does not seem unambiguously anti-coal either.
Look, WCV's not perfect and never will be, but some ducks who like to peck at them could use their energy elsewhere. Maybe building a coalition more to their liking?
I am also interested in WCV's strong advocacy of the Inslee campaign because the jury is still out here. If Gov. Inslee goes hard right, everyone who thought this campaign was really important will have been proved unreliable. We wouldn't even be able to say we were backstabbed, because the campaign message was pretty right wing all along. Veto any new taxes (except for beginning construction of freeways of course). Fix the economy by providing new tax breaks to beneficial corporations. Were we counting on him having had crossed fingers behind his back?
And I'm right there with you watching Inslee like a hawk. But again, remember the alternative was McKenna - you seem to want to hold WCV accountable if Inslee screws up, as if not endorsing him would have been better somehow.
Please. I know you don't like most people here, but discussing that publicly makes us really comfortable. Please keep Goldy's dick to yourself from this point forward. Thanks.