As I noted yesterday, Dino Rossi is explicitly following the lead of Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) in opposing the "emergency" extension of unemployment benefits.
A Democratic source, amused at the idea of Rossi taking on Coburn as a mentor, sends over some past positions Coburn has taken.
Here's an interesting one from 2004:
Coburn, a practicing physician, caused a political uproar this week by declaring in an interview that he favors the death penalty for "abortionists and other people who take life."
And here's another from 2005:
To the newly elected Republican senator from Oklahoma, Tom Coburn, the "gay agenda" is a more pressing danger than terrorists flying planes into buildings and killing allied troops in Iraq. "The gay community has infiltrated the very centres of power in every area across this country, and they wield extreme power ... That agenda is the greatest threat to our freedom that we face today," he said during the 2004 campaign. "Why do you think we see the rationalisation for abortion and multiple sexual partners? That's a gay agenda."