"I personally think he's a gutless weasel." --- Initiative promoter Tim Eyman, trying to goad Mark Ufkes into a debate. Ufkes, who works for Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, had reportedly offered an anytime-anywhere "smackdown" debate over Eyman's Initiative 892. The measure would allow businesses...
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2004
FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 2004
With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, we're now getting a new political email every four minutes. An increasing percentage -- no surprise -- are of the don't-believe-everything-you-read variety.Case in point: Gubernatorial candidate Christine Gregoire's campaign today issued this summary of a...
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2004
Even this year, it's rare to see a political ad with a disclaimer like this one: "Dancing man not actually Gov. Easley."The ad in question is from the Republican Governors' Association . Scroll down to get to the North Carolina video.
MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2004
"Dino, there you go again..." -Gubernatorial candidate Christine Gregoire, borrowing a debate line made famous during a Carter-Reagan debate in 1980. She was responding to candidate Dino Rossi's charges that she's done a poor job of defending the state against lawsuits.
THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2004
"More water in a broken bucket will not fix the bucket." ---Americans for Tax Reform, a Washington, D.C.-based group opposing Initiative 884, which would boost the sales tax to raise $1 billion more per year for Washington's education system.
Christine Gregoire and Dino Rossi were apparently holding their fire for Seattle.Tuesday night's debate in Yakima was surprisingly mild-mannered, with few direct clashes. (Maybe it was the environment -- the Yakima Herald-Republic held the event inside the city's ornate Capitol Theater.)That changed Wednesday night, however,...
FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2004
"Listen, Vance -- the way things are going, we don't need to steal." -Washington Democratic Party spokeswoman Kirstin Brost, gloating over GOP chairman Chris Vance after a series of recent Republican campaign setbacks. Vance alleges that a break-in and computer theft at Bush-Cheney re-election headquarters...
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