November 08, 2006
It's in the P-I

Joel Connelly today:

The Building Industry Association of Washington and religious-right groups set out to topple three Washington State Supreme Court justices in this year's election.
The BIAW opposed only two justices this year, Gerry Alexander and Susan Owens. It endorsed the third incumbent up for re-election, Tom Chambers. How do I know this? It's in the P-I.

Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at November 08, 2006 06:50 PM | Email This
1. Looks like Stephen Johnson (BIAW endorsed, KCBA Well Qualified) is getting beaten worse in his race against incumbent Susan Owens (KCBA Qualified), than Jeanette Burrage (KCBA Not Qualified) got beaten by incumbent Tom Chambers (BIAW endorsed, KCBA Exceptionally Well Qualified).

If anything, the BIAW endorsement was a bit of a negative this year. Also, the KCBA rating didn't seem to help Johnson, or cause Burrage to be beaten any worse than she otherwise would have been.

Posted by: Richard Pope on November 8, 2006 06:58 PM
2. Breaks my f`n heart that your silly group of extremist neocons have lost all credibility in the Pacific Northwest. From the election contest through the outing of Mr Cynnical at the Enumclaw horse farm, unSoundPolitics has lead the way in mediocre blogging. On the other hand, maybe there is still hope,,,,, Stephan was seen celebrating with the Democrats the other night...lifting a few....with great politicos like Goldy.

Posted by: Chavezwascorrect on November 9, 2006 03:41 AM
3. Subject: Post #2

This "mindset" is what is now running Congress and the Say WA Legislature...Shrill, pompous, simple-minded, inexperienced, immoral and vulgar. Are you pleased with yourselves, all you limp-wristed moderates who voted democrat?

Sure, the Republican party needs to refocus, and yes, the war strategy needs to be revisited....but after Tuesday, do you feel safer now? more economically secure?...more certain of the nation's future?

And have you looked at who will lead Congress? I mean really looked at who these people are and what they stand for? I'm not one to hide under the bed, but I will be sticking closer to home, holding my savings a bit tighter and saying more prayers for she'll certainly be needing them.

Posted by: Saltherring on November 9, 2006 06:25 AM
4. We can all be assured if the Democrats govern like Chavez hopes they will have a very short stay.

Note to Dem's: Please resume demagoguing

Posted by: swassociates on November 9, 2006 06:52 AM
5. swassociates,

Chavez and Caracas are one in the same. Probably an illegal who just got voting "rights" in King County.

Posted by: Saltherring on November 9, 2006 07:59 AM
6. It's amazing how as quickly as the second post a resident of Western State Hospital can go so off topic, and that they have unmonitored internet access allowing their incoherent delusions.

Please take your medicine.

Posted by: Concerned Citizen on November 9, 2006 08:55 AM
7. AND religious right groups. There is an AND there.

Posted by: Chas on November 9, 2006 08:55 AM
The three who were re-elected undoubtedly will serve their masters' interests well. They get to keep their butts on the bench because of the big campaign contributions from 1) the public employee unions and 2) lawyers that make money off insurance companies by settling personal injury claims. Those two voices "spoke" the loudest and determined the election outcomes.

Have rights that that the Supreme Court will be ruling on? If the entities backing Owens, Alexander and Chambers have contrary interests your "rights" will be ignored.

Posted by: Coot on November 9, 2006 09:19 AM
9. i guess WA's entrenched unions, bureaucrats and leftie victim-industry groups do not seek to "topple" candidates--they simply 'inform' voters of issues.

Posted by: jimmie-howya-doin on November 9, 2006 10:33 AM
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