“Nethercutt for Senate. We’re gonna win.”
- How they answer the phone at Nethercutt campaign headquarters.
“We’ve talked about identity theft. We’ve talked about…uh, uh, uh…I’m so tired I can’t remember. (turns to staffer) What’s my other issue? Identify theft, predatory lending, prescription drugs…Oh, and domestic violence. Protecting women and children.”
Attorney General candidate Deborah Senn, exhausted on primary election night, recounting her campaign platform.
“There’s a lot of thought right now about getting some rest. I’m exhausted from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet.”
-Ron Sims, who lost in the Democratic primary to gubernatorial candidate Christine Gregoire
“I’m an advocate of orbital colonization…Although I was born in Minneapolis, Minn., I consider Spaceship Earth to be my home.”
- Libertarian candidate for governor Michael Nelson
“I think it’s fair to say that it may or may not happen.”
KING-5’s Robert Mak, on the likelihood of Washington instituting a state income tax.
Gov. Gary Locke leaves next week for another trade mission, this time to China and Vietnam. The 10-day trip is his fifth trade mission to Asia — previous stops have included Japan (three times), China (twice) and Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He’s also visited Mexico twice on official visits.
Locke will meet with the prime minister of Vietnam, promote Washington apples and potatoes in Ho Chi Minh City, and celebrate delivery of a new Boeing 777 to Hanoi.
Also on the trip will be Valoria Loveland, director of the state Department of Agriculture, and a 25-member business delegation, including Spokane’s Bill Mann, vice president of international sales for United Coatings Manufacturing Co.
“No interviews will be allowed in Building 2027 without prior permission…witnesses at the trial should not be interviewed…no other (legal) personnel…will be interviewed or asked for an interview until ALL action in the case, including any appeals, has concluded, and then only if they agree. The trial judge will not be interviewed…The accused will not be approached, photographed or filmed at any time. Witnesses may not be approached in the court room and while entering or leaving the building…No photos of the accused entering or leaving the building will be permitted.”
-Excerpts of the “media rules” that reporters had to agree to to cover a court martial at Fort Lewis. Soldiers were even assigned to accompany reporters to and from the bathroom.