January 14, 2013
Jay Inslee Is Picking Many "Insiders" For His Administration

The Washington State Republican Committee is saying that — which won't surprise you — but so is partisan Seattle PI columnist Joel Connelly, as you can see here and here

Gov.-elect Jay Inslee, again drawing on experience in Olympia and the state's bureaucracy, on Thursday unveiled five members of his new cabinet, reflecting a rearranging of chairs and a familiar cast of characters in a state where Democrats have held the governorship for 28 years -- going on 32 years.

Those who think that Washington "ain't ready for reform", in the immortal words of Paddy Bauler, will be pleased.

Connelly credits insider Joby Shimamura for Inslee's well run campaign.  (Note that I didn't say honest, just well run.)  That may explain something that has puzzled me, mildly, why Inslee, who has no obvious executive talent or great experience, ran such an effective — note again that I didn't say honest — campaign.

(Credit where due:  It turns out that Shimamura has not devoted all her life to electing incompetent partisans.)

Posted by Jim Miller at January 14, 2013 02:58 PM | Email This
Comments
1. "note again that I didn't say honest"

Noted.

So what's your agony over Inslee's honesty? Is this just another wingnut whine or do you actually have something on your mind? Is Inslee's dishonesty say, way more dishonest than other lying politicians such that you feel compelled to slip it in there a couple of times? My bet is that you're just going through another phase of grief over yet another loss and that you're just whining again.

The difference between a Seahawks fan and a Republican is that Seahawk fans can look forward to some great seasons and a lot of wins to come. Until you Republicans get your heads on straight and get your minds right, you're all washed up, Jim, just a bunch of perpetually whining losers.

Don't you see that it makes it difficult to speak of shining cities on hills anymore if you hate America's cities?

Posted by: Doctor Steve on January 14, 2013 04:35 PM
2. Hey Doctor Steve, I will call him dishonest, in appearance if not fact.

http://seattletimes.com/avantgo/2018070685.html

You will want to take partiuclar note of the exclusive dispersal of left over campaign contributions to his Wife and Relatives. Jay is as crooked as a dogs hind leg.

Posted by: Smokie on January 14, 2013 06:46 PM
3. Let's help Doctor Steve out.

Joel Connelly has published at least two posts noting that Inslee is choosing "insiders".

The Washington State Republican Committee has sent out at least two press releases making the same point.

In the title of this post, I call attention to all those choices of insiders.

And then I mention that I did not think his campaign was entirely honest.

I think Doctor Steve, with those hints, can make the connection I thought was obvious.

(If you give him some more help, please do not reply to his insults with more insults. I especially urge those who agree with me to avoid insults, since I think most insults are, tacitly, admissions of defeat.)

Posted by: Jim Miller on January 14, 2013 06:55 PM
4. Doctor Steve:

Jim's logic is impeccable:

1) Democrats field candidates who are so clearly inferior, they obviously cannot get elected honestly;
2) the Democrat won the election;
3) therefore, that Democrat is dishonest.

I really don't see how you can argue with such airtight logic. :-)

Posted by: tensor on January 14, 2013 07:53 PM
5. Doc: Let me help you make the connection, Jim Miller-style:

1. Jim asserts that Jay Inslee is appointing "insiders".

2. Joel Connelly agrees with him.

3. Therefore, Jay Inslee ran a dishonest campaign. QED.

You just can't argue with logic like that.

Posted by: scottd on January 14, 2013 08:08 PM
6. scottd,

You left out Jim's unquestionable clincher:

The Washington State Republican Committee has sent out at least two press releases making the same point.

Would The Washington State Republican Committee say it if it wasn't true? (I mean, c'mon, it's not like they've ever doubted the truthfulness of the Seattle MSM in general, or Joel Connelly in particular.)

Posted by: tensor on January 14, 2013 08:59 PM
7. Dr. Steve,

At least they've made this much progress:

I will call him dishonest, in appearance if not fact.

We of the problem-solving professions know that admitting one has a problem is the first step in solving said problem. We can but hope our local Republicans continue recognizing the difference between "appearance" and "fact".

Posted by: tensor on January 14, 2013 09:41 PM
8. Jim,
As much as I'd like to assist you here, it looks like the leftists are going to have the last say. Your message is in pale pastels and not bold colors as Pres. Reagan emphasized.

They of problem solving professions have never done anything of the sort. They are only good at picking apart others statements. Their attention spans are barely long enough for sound bytes and they are good at stonewalling and using the "I know you are, but what am I ?" approach, much as 6-year olds do.

If you are going to add dishonest, provide examples and evidence or the leftists @2,4-7 will behave like beeyotches and continue to pick at you. Also, what about this statement; It turns out that Shimamura has not devoted all her life to electing incompetent partisans." You might consider taking a more pro-active and interactive Pudge-like approach to rebut their comments, which would challenge them more and get more action from them and others of your persuasion. Realizing that is not your style, be prepared to lose the battle of sound bytes, which is really a superficial battle. Remember, perception is reality in politics and the most logical argument often does not win - a big symptom of the GOP.

Posted by: KDS on January 14, 2013 10:22 PM
9. "please do not reply to his insults"

I'm not trying to insult you when I speak of your whining and the phases of grief you must be experiencing, Jim. You've just had your butt handed to you for the umpteenth time in a row so a little grief is to be expected. I reckon you whine because you must. But you should know that it's very, very unattractive.

Geez, you people can't even imagine a shining city on a hill anymore, can you?

Posted by: Doctor Steve on January 14, 2013 10:48 PM
10. "I think most insults are, tacitly, admissions of defeat"

And your snide inferences that Inslee is dishonest without coming right out and laying it on the table is what? A compliment? No, it's a baseless insult. You can get off your high-horse now, Jim. Your post is an insult and according to you, that's an admission of defeat.

Posted by: Doctor Steve on January 14, 2013 11:00 PM
11. ...the leftists are going to have the last say.

Jim can always close comments and declare victory. After all, it's been the only thing that has worked for him so far.

They of problem solving professions have never done anything of the sort.

KDS spends his time gathering firewood and praying to Our Lady of Fatima to let the Black Death pass over his mud-walled hovel.

Their attention spans are barely long enough for sound bytes ...

Some of which, apparently, last for eight years.

If you are going to add dishonest, provide examples and evidence or the leftists @2,4-7 will behave like beeyotches and continue to pick at you.

Reality-based community values reality.

You might consider taking a more pro-active and interactive Pudge-like approach to rebut their comments...

LIAR! You're banned for your constant lying, you LIAR.

... which would challenge them more and get more action from them and others of your persuasion.

FALSE.

Remember, perception is reality in politics and the most logical argument often does not win - a big symptom of the GOP.

"I will call him dishonest, in appearance if not fact."

Up the voltage!

Geez, you people can't even imagine a shining city on a hill anymore, can you?

To be fair, Doc, their version didn't have city officials coming in on a Sunday to help gays get married faster.

Posted by: tensor on January 14, 2013 11:03 PM
12. "pro-active and interactive Pudge-like approach"

You must be kidding. What's that? Call someone a liar for simply disagreeing with you and then banning them?

I think the record for Pudge calling people liars in a single thread was something like 42 or 43 times. In one thread. Yeah, that's the pro-active and interactive Pudge approach.

Posted by: Doctor Steve on January 14, 2013 11:07 PM
13. I think the record for Pudge calling people liars in a single thread was something like 42 or 43 times. In one thread. Yeah, that's the pro-active and interactive Pudge approach.

I'm still disappointed we have not yet seen Pudge's post, about how neither John Koster nor Pudge was in any way responsible for John Koster's career-ending defeat by now-Rep. Suzan DelBene. I figured Pudge would ban well over half of this site's remaining commenters in one day.

Posted by: tensor on January 14, 2013 11:14 PM
14. "Up the voltage"

So funny! That's our clinic's motto!

Speaking of upping the voltage, the dial on our new Electro-Shock-O-Matic machine goes up to 11. KDS would love it. That kind of voltage would get that boy's mind right!

Posted by: Doctor Steve on January 14, 2013 11:20 PM
15. "To be fair, Doc, their version didn't have city officials coming in on a Sunday to help gays get married faster."

I also suspect their vision of that shining city on a hill had a lot more white conservatives in it. So much for wingnuts and the vision thing. Never had it, never will. Sigh! Just one of their political party's myriad problems.

Posted by: Doctor Steve on January 14, 2013 11:28 PM
16. I also suspect their vision of that shining city on a hill had nothing but white conservatives in it.

Fixed that for ya.

Although, in fairness, they had vision-thingied other types in their city, so long as those others thought and voted exactly like white male conservatives told them to.

Posted by: tensor on January 14, 2013 11:41 PM
17. That kind of voltage would get that boy's mind right!

How unscientifikal of you, Doc, to assume facts not in evidence. ;-)

Posted by: tensor on January 14, 2013 11:47 PM
18. So according to the Secret Sauce supporters, giving all of your unused campaign contributions exclusively to your wife and relatives passes the "appearance of propriety" test you will expect from a Governor? I guess there is no "over-riding legal authority" in a one party State that will even ask the question of this administration.

Posted by: Smokie on January 15, 2013 06:52 AM
19. Smokie -- you can take that matter to the guy up-thread, who claims it's a problem with "appearance," not "fact." The rest of us now leave you to fight it out amongst yourselves.

Posted by: tensor on January 15, 2013 08:24 AM
20. @9 - @17

Once again, you wacked out leftists who are high on self-esteem and low on brains proved my point;

"They of problem solving professions have never done anything of the sort. They are only good at picking apart others statements. Their attention spans are barely long enough for sound bytes and they are good at stonewalling and using the "I know you are, but what am I ?" approach, much as 6-year olds do."

Up the voltage - Problem is that you cannot reverse the frontal lobotomies that you already have. If this is all you have to bring, we are all in deep trouble. Now you are mocking the concept of shining city on the hill! Indeed, the inmates are running the asylum ! What say you Jim ?

Posted by: KDS on January 15, 2013 08:25 AM
21. Horrors! Inslee is appointing people to run state government who have experience in state government! I'm sure Jim would prefer to see people from private industry; I imagine he was a big fan when Gov. Gregoire appoionted a high-tech executive (Suzan DelBene) to run the Department of Revenue a couple of years ago.

Posted by: Bruce on January 15, 2013 08:30 AM
22. The rest of us now leave you to fight it out amongst yourselves. - Posted by tensor at January 15, 2013 08:24 AM

21 total posts

Loud lefty posts: 16
Tensor 8
Steve 6
Scottd 1
Bruce 1

The rest of us now leave you to fight it out amongst yourselves.

Any questions?

Posted by: RagnarDanneskold on January 15, 2013 10:40 AM
23. Tensor 8
Steve 6

Darn that Tensor! And he's beating me on quality too! Grrr, I hate that!

Posted by: Doctor Steve on January 15, 2013 11:32 AM
24. Poor stevie's self esteem took a shot to the bow..

LMAO !!

Posted by: KDS on January 15, 2013 12:06 PM
25. "Poor stevie's self esteem took a shot to the bow.."

Clueless much? Hmm, I imagine so.

Posted by: Doctor Steve on January 15, 2013 12:53 PM
26. "LMAO!"

That's kind of a whimpy laugh you've got there, KDS.

Posted by: Doctor Steve on January 15, 2013 12:56 PM
27. Steve 9
Tensor 8

That's more like it. Take that, Tensor!

Posted by: Doctor Steve on January 15, 2013 12:58 PM
28.
You are now the biggest doofus, emotional 6-year old stevie having surpassed tensor - your lightweight wussified threads are looking as stupid and empty as ever.

Raising the voltage on you would only make your head explode. Hey - that's a pleasant thought. buh-bye for now.

Posted by: KDS on January 15, 2013 05:45 PM
29. "You are now the biggest doofus, emotional 6-year old stevie having surpassed tensor - your lightweight wussified threads are looking as stupid and empty as ever."

My, but that was quite, um, childish of you. Project much, do you? That's a Psych 101 thing, KDS, in case you didn't know.

Posted by: Doctor Steve on January 15, 2013 06:12 PM
30. You are referring to reverse psychology ?? you are the pot calling the kettle black, stevie. you are a regular riot when you are on your meds and under control.

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33. "you are a regular riot when you are on your meds and under control"

Funny, how you repeatedly calling the president a "Dick-tator" is acceptable commentary here but for my taking issue with Pudge pathetically calling everybody who disagrees with him a liar I am to be banned. And you will no doubt applaud the silencing of yet another dissenting voice. Pudge is the only two-bit "Dick-tator" around here, KDS, and you're embittered losers, all of you.

I assert that in the last year Pudge has compulsively called people a liar over 10,000 times. Pulling another KDS, that will stand as fact until the very compulsive Pudge proves otherwise.

Posted by: Doctor Steve on January 16, 2013 11:50 AM
34. Stevie, go stand on your head for 3 minutes and you might understand that you and your ilk are blinded by incompetentocracy.

I would concur wholeheartedly with Pudge that you are a habitual liar and a emotionally ill individual.

You can always try to prove that Obama is not a wannabe dick-tator - but you are too much of a coward and you worship him too much to be rational. I have zero respect for him as a leader, much like you and your unhinged ilk ascribe to Bush-43.

Posted by: KDS on January 16, 2013 12:20 PM
35. @33 - Wrong post; this one was written by Jim Miller ! That shows how unobservant and clueless you are, stevie.

Posted by: KDS on January 16, 2013 12:30 PM
36. Gawd, you're stupid, KDS. You're really, really damned stupid. Enough of you.

Heh. Thousands of baseless accusations of people lying to him. I see that Pudge still hasn't proven me wrong about that. And he still hasn't shown up at HA to settle this. You're a damned coward, Pudge.

Make yourself useful for a change, KDS. Tell your Fearless Leader that Doctor Steve awaits Klown Pudge over at HA. We don't ban dissenting views over there. We chew up stupid people like Pudge and spit them out until they run away to never return, just like he did. That's right, KDS. The coward couldn't take it so he ran.

Posted by: Doctor Steve on January 16, 2013 03:21 PM
37. Those of us who regularly deal with state tax agencies on behalf of taxpayers shake our heads in disgust at the fact leadership in those agencies is totally from within Those agencies are so out of touch with reality it is depressing. New blood from the outside would so vastly improve all aspects of those agencies. Sadly under demo leadership only party hacks and agency hacks ever get promoted. Oh well too bad.

Posted by: Hank on January 16, 2013 04:57 PM
38. Make yourself useful for a change, KDS. Tell your Fearless Leader that Doctor Steve awaits Klown Pudge over at HA. We don't ban dissenting views over there.

Posted by Doctor Steve at January 16, 2013 03:21 PM

Please, stevie spare us your retarded drivel. You are off your meds again. Are you a welfare recipient ?

"We chew up stupid people like Pudge and spit them out until they run away to never return, just like he did. That's right, KDS. The coward couldn't take it so he ran."

Prove it ! My experience over on HA is one of marveling at the stupidity of certain responders, ridiculing their bullcrap and low information voter myths and you fit right in.

I stated why you are a coward and a habitual liar and stand by it. Go pound sand (diplomatically stated)


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