August 24, 2006
Ferguson flip-flops, flips off voters
As noted yesterday, King County Councilman Bob Ferguson acknowledged that the voters would pass the ballot measure for an elected Auditor if it were on the ballot in November. Today's Seattle Times reports that Ferguson has flip-flopped, and flipping the bird to the voters, reneged on his earlier committment to put the measure on the ballot this year: "Vote on county elections chief won't go on ballot until 2009".
The article reports that
Ferguson said he had collected enough council members' signatures to postpone the ballot measure until 2009.
doesn't say who the other signatories are, but I called the Council and learned that they are: Democrat Julia Patterson and Republicans Reagan Dunn, Kathy Lambert and Jane Hague. I'm still trying to learn exactly why the Republicans agreed to push the date back, but I'm told that there was a lot of "hardball" involved. Not clear yet who was pitching and who was getting beaned.
Meanwhile, those of us who think that the election director should be chosen by the voters instead of by the Democratic Party (and that's a majority of us voters, Ferguson concedes), should oppose Sims' unnamed handpicked director candidate, Deanron2. We should also promptly file an initiative to put the elected Auditor measure on the ballot in 2007.
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at August 24, 2006
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Let's give Bob a hand, for proving that the rotten apple never falls too far from the democrat tree.
The antics of the KCC show you what sheep the average King County voter is. We/they will put up with this, so they know they can get away with it.
2. We desperately need to get the name and background of the "mystery" Logan replacement. They will hire this guy with NO public input and in Executive Session. Personnel issues are exempt from Public Records Requests during this process most likely. We need a name from an insider TODAY.
3. We desperately need to get the name and background of the "mystery" Logan replacement. They will hire this guy with NO public input and in Executive Session. Personnel issues are exempt from Public Records Requests during this process most likely. We need a name from an insider TODAY. e-mail Stefan.
Just what steps need taken to achieve what you suggest. I am a novice, but I can help if given direction.
Are there any SP'ers out there that can help get the train outta the station?
Just some quick thoughts
Opposing deanron2 will help make it clear to the council that we want "THE VOTE". Opposition to the newby will prove to the newby that this position is a delicate one, strife with problems and lack of public trust. Who would want to walk into that, most won't.
Deanron2 seems to want the job, but not the "public office". Something smells, if you ask me. Maybe he/she just wants to be a puppet, with no accountability to the public.
I'm glad that Fergie finally got a brain and did the right thing
You Republicans are so friggin stupid
Are you really part of the 43rd district Democrats? What is your association with them?
Glad to see that you acknowledge that at least Ferguson does have a brain unlike yourself, who freely admits that you don't think - all you do is oppose anything and everything a Republican does.
Another Sims Enron moment
First Harborview, King County Hospital's, participation in Medicare and Medicaid fraud and a $35 million dollar fine
Second the suspect election in 2000 with Maria Cantwell's $10 million loan
Third Sound Transit being the "Deadbeat Dad" of Municipalities because they do not pay their vendors on time
Fourth, the fradulent election of 2004
Ron Sims, the Sharp James of Washington
OT - sorry :(
Do ALL the 43rd district democrats appreciate Ivan being their spokesperson here?
Does Ivan represent the views of the people in the 43rd?
Does Ivan represent the typical "mindset" of the democrats of the 43rd district?
Does Ivan represent a typical democrat?
Got any answers Ivan?
iban "Jabba the Hut" represents the janitorial staff at Dhimmicrat party HQ. He also represents the clarity of thought found in most Dhimmicrats.
Take a good hard look folks (It's OK to feed him bananas, but I wouldn't get too close to his cage).
Ivan posted and it's close to lunchtime. What a surprise. Judging from the pictures he doesn't miss many meals, or I should say, any meals. He could skip lunch and feed most of a third world country.
Have a nice day Ivan.
12. It continues to amaze me as to why the Republicans on the KCC would vote with the D's on an issue that the D's would pass anyway without them, as they are the majority. Why then would the R's compromise their beliefs and cast a meaningless vote? Yes, we've all heard before on various other issues that there are "behind the scenes" reasons, but shouldn't ones integrity stand for something?
This is very interesting to me as well. I am not going to rush to judgement just yet but it is puzzling.
- We are only voting on *IF* the elections chief should be elected. We are not voting for the elections chief.
- This vote can be on any years ballot with any "start" date you want. They could put it on this years ballot but not enact the change until 2009 or 2011
- Because county elections are on odd years if we wait till 2009 to decide this then 2011 is the first year we could vote on an elections chief
- King Sims is up for re-election in 2009. Could it be that this is all to put the heat on him during his re-election?
14. Clinton has to be elected and Gregoire needs another term. Ergo, keep the election chief in Democrat hands.
I think Coz might have something
If 2006 or 2008 elections do not go well, Sims is responsible. If we elect a director before 2009 then Sims is off the hook during his campaign.
I'm glad that Fergie finally got a brain and did the right thing. You Republicans are so friggin stupid - Ivan
So, Ferguson got 'smart' and had 'friggin stupid' Republicans sign onto his measure.
Which is it, goon?
(and is that poster the real Ivan? He's a 34th district union goon, not 43rd)
17. The poster @ 5 who used my name is not me. Not that it makes any difference to you lot.
18. The poster @ 5 who used my name is not me. Not that it makes any difference to you lot.
While you were out "EATING".
By 2009 they should be able to get any result they want. Therefore, by that time they will be able to cheat enough to overcome the voters will on anything. This is almost done now seeing as the vote against the gas tax was close even though to voters probably voted to repeal it. Who knows what the true vote was.
Why is it that no one ever asks if the vote for the gas tax was rigged sufficiently in King County to change the will of the people statewide?
20. Does anyone know when the previous 5 cent gas tax, from like 5 or 6 years ago will end (if ever)? It was also voted down by the people - but passed anyway. I know it's pretty dificult to keep track of all the taxes around here but I suspect someone might know.
in other news- note how KCE is looking for poll workers on craigslists.
The ads are posted on the same days and same section as MOVEON's ads for activists.
direct links to the ads are posted at Thurston Pundits.
22. Yes on an initiative. Best idea I've heard since the problem with KCE manifested itself in 2000.
I am leary about the replacement for Logan - but you know they had to have someone for the November election and the only way to have someone at this late date is to appoint them - Hello ?
They are talking about 2009 - too long/ that is bull crap ! They want to believe that the Gov. will get reelected with their unsecret weapon of unaccountable or distributed election fraud. This is a perceived tactic - so it will not work to obtain the desired results for the sewer of corruption, as more and more people have become PO'ed with this flagrant abuse of power and corruption by KCE !
24. LAME!!!!! Even Fergeson seems to drinking the D,s Koolaid along with some R's on counsil OUCH!!!
He's a died in the wool Democratic. Win at whatever the cost or means.
A show of hands here! Who really thinks they will bring this up again in 2009?
This is about like the Queen getting serious (as she stated) about property tax reform and limitation.
26. snake in the grass;
can i still use that phrase? will Seattle fine me for snake hate speech in their 'hate free zone?' bunch of spinless turncoats; and voters who tolerate this are jackasses.
27. I'd say the whole Council has a serious "let them eat cake" attitude. And what's this hardball stuff? Maybe they could be introduced to some real hardball the next time they're up for election, R's and D's alike. I like the idea of an initiative.
28. Ivan II (or the second "Ivan" poster) actually, I think it DOES matter to us here, at least to those of us who engage in civil discourse. Posting in someone else's name is disingenuous at best.