State Senator Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) has issued a letter to you—the "Members of the Public"—proclaiming support for passage of the Reproductive Parity Act, a bill that would require health insurance plans in Washington state to cover reproductive services, including pregnancy, birth control, and yes, even abortion. Twenty-five senators have signed on to Hobbs letter, including Senate "Majority" Leader Rodney Tom (T-Medina). That's enough to win a floor vote should the bill ever get to the floor.

But it won't. Because in engineering the coup that named him Majority Leader, Tom left the Health Care Committee in the hands of anti-abortion Senator Randi Becker (R-Eatonville). Even worse, it was Tom's decision to send the bill to die in the Health Care Committee instead of sending it to Hobbs' Insurance Committee, as Hobbs' had reasonably requested. It's all Tom's fault.*

So for Tom to sign on to a letter proclaiming support for the Reproductive Parity Act, while being the primary instrument of its defeat, would be the height of hypocrisy... if he hadn't already done pretty much the same thing to the State Dream Act. So I guess you could call it a plateau of hypocrisy.

* Also, Republicans. But Tom enabled them.