Eye On Olympia archive for Oct. 2004

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2004

Going man-to-man with a cardboard cutout of Elvis...

"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...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 2004

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2004

We pause to consider North Carolina...

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.

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MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2004

The ghost of Reagan...

"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.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2004


A Battle in Seattle, minus the tear gas...

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,...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2004

Ouch...

"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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