Chris Grygiel at Seattlepi.com:
Gov. Chris Gegoire said Friday she hasn't spoken to Mayor Mike McGinn in nearly two months and that when she needs to discuss Seattle issues, she contacts City Council President Richard Conlin. The governor said she'd had no contact with McGinn since he said in late October that he didn't think Seattle could trust Olympia or Gregoire when it came to the Alaskan Way Viaduct tunnel replacement.
"It's too bad that he demeaned the office of the mayor. I don't think that's mayoral. This isn't personal with me. I respect anybody who disagrees with the tunnel. I can understand, and I can respect it, but you don't personalize it. And those of us in elected office don't personalize. I will not lower the office of the governor and personalize anything like that," Gregoire told seattlepi.com. [...]
"I don't have any more meetings scheduled," she said, adding that she now speaks to Conlin. "How do you work with someone who said they can't trust you?"
So let's get this straight: When Gregoire said the state would allow $190 million in funding for bus service along with the tunnel and then vetoed the bus funding, that shouldn't comprise the county's trust in her because that would be too personal; when her highway agency told the City of Seattle that all three bidders were on board but one actually had backed out, that shouldn't affect our trust either; and when the state said they had to release a fiery simulation video of the viaduct collapsing in an earthquake timed along with the mayor's race because there was a records request—even though they hadn't released it to the recipient of the records request—that shouldn't compromise our trust.
Okay, our trust is intact. Let's just say it's too bad that Gregoire demeaned the office of the governor.