In case you've forgotten about Suzan DelBene, she's the latest Democrat to try (and fail) to unseat Republican Congressman Dave Reichert in the eastside's 8th Congressional District. And now, according to Governor Christine Gregoire, she's Washington State's new Director of the Department of Revenue.

DelBene will lead the Department of Revenue as it simplifies the state’s tax system—a priority the Governor listed in her recent executive order to improve the way government serves small business.

Tax simplification on behalf of small businesses! If DelBene actually gets this done, she will have a record of public service that's nicely suited for a second run at high office.