Well, in just the past two months, Democrat Inslee's voting record has gotten even hotter. Since we last gushed, Inslee cast a vote in late September against some dumb Florida Republican's bill to zap abortion funding, and just this month, he voted against handing President Bush a blank check to attack Iraq.
That's right, despite serving a somewhat conservative district (Shoreline, Edmonds), Inslee didn't crumble at Bush's campaign-season ploy. Instead, he stood up for Seattle's clear opposition to Bush's political gambit and war.
We're not saying Inslee's infallible--his vote for the creepy USA PATRIOT Act was a serious lapse in judgment, and the Glee Club properly schooled him on that matter. But on every other issue--the environment, trade, health care, and corporate regulations--Inslee is a smart (and anti-Bush) rising star.