October 22, 2008
Doubling Down on Connelly
Earlier this week I pushed back against an errant critique by Joel Connelly against our own Stefan Sharkansky. It seems the Spokesman Review's Jim Camden doesn't want to be left out of the party that includes some quality intra-4th Estate ribbing.
Posted by Eric Earling at October 22, 2008
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Connelly has always seemed more than self-righteous....and untrustworthy.
Remember his stupid response trying to explain why he, his gardener and a couple that didn't even live in Washington were registered to vote & voted from his 700 sq. ft. Island County Hovel!
And I still believe the only reason he came out against all these tax increases is that he stupidly lost 60% of his retirement in the recent market collapse.
2. The crooked Joel Connely hasn't got the guts to correct his column. He is a pathetic lying sycophant of the left.
From the blog:
"Because, while we here at The Spokesman-Review are rather fond of Truman's quote ourselves, the newspaper is sometimes known to local conservatives as The Socialist-Review. In the last 20 years, it has endorsed far more Democrats than Republicans for governor.
To save the West Side bloggers the trouble of doing their own investigation (You guys do research, right? You don't just pull stuff out of thin air? Oh, never mind.) here's a rundown of endorsements for the last 20 years:
1988: Booth Gardner (D) over Bob Williams (R)
1992: Mike Lowry (D) over Ken Eikenberry (R)
1996: Gary Locke (D) over Ellen Craswell (R)
2000: Locke (still a D) over John Carlson (R)
2004: Rossi (R) over Gregoire (D), in what best could be described as a qualified endorsement of his plan for attacking a weak economy over hers.
2008: Gregoire over Rossi.
For those keeping score at home, that's five Democrats to one Republican."
4. For those keeping score at home, that's five Democrats to one Republican.
Clearly the paper is a rabid, foaming at the mouth Republican/neo-con mouthpiece!
Well, down here in the SW Washington hinterlands, the Bankrupt Columbian endorsed nothing BUT democrats for EVERY open seat at EVERY level... and then endorsed a loser that's taken an illegal campaign contribution over the 3 term Republican senator down here.... only to have the moron running the editorial page print this garbage:
"Endorsements box score � For any liberals who fume that The Columbian is way too conservative: We endorsed 13 Democrats in the past two weeks.
For any conservatives who yelp that we�re way too liberal: We endorsed nine Republicans.
In legislative races, we endorsed six Democrats and five Republicans.
In county commissioner races, we endorsed one Democrat and one Republican.
Finally, to anyone who thinks any of this matters: It doesn�t. We endorse the best candidate in each race (strictly our opinion, remember), party notwithstanding. If that person represents the Progressive Lying Golfers Party, well, so be it."
That is a lie. An absolute, out and out lie.
Let's just take the race for state treasurer, shall we?
In this corner, Rep. Jim McIntire, Democrat.
In THIS corner, we have Deputy State Treasurer Allan Martin, Republican.
Now, I've already said that the Columbian endorsed McIntire, although, oddly, they didn't say why, except for this garbage: "Jim McIntire has the vast legislative and academic acumen in fiscal issues to warrant election as a replacement for outgoing state treasurer Mike Murphy."
Really? He has more "legislative and academic acumen in fiscal issues?" He's also a RABID supporter of a state income tax, though not surprisingly, the Bankrupt Columbian seems to have left that tidbit out.
Of course, in picking McIntire's "acumen," they completely overlooked that Martin's experience and his OWN "acumen" (I guess deputy state treasurers are not possessed of any "acumen" on their own.) has been endorsed by 31 of the 39 county treasurers (who, you might think, would know "acumen" when they see it) AND he's been endorsed by the CURRENT DEMOCRAT STATE TREASURER.
So, why did they endorse the guy who has precisely ZERO experience in the state treasurer's office over that of the democrat-incumbent endorsed deputy state treasurer?
Because McIntire is a democrat. Period.
The Bankrupt Columbian spews: "We endorse the best candidate in each race (strictly our opinion, remember), party notwithstanding."
Obviously, that is, as I've more or less proven, an outright lie.
So, it was just sheer coincidence that in EVERY open seat, they endorsed a democrat; and they endorsed NO republican over ANY democrat incumbent.
There are lies, damned lies and the editorial page editor of the Bankrupt Columbian.
The term "partisan hack" comes to mind. As Jim Miller recommends, Connelly might want to try and "commit journalism."
We are lucky that most of the time lives don't depend on truth in journalism. Oh wait ... they do.