Eye On Olympia

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2006, 9:52 A.M.

And to find out what happened to that sparkling-cider bottle after the press conference…

For more on the collapse of Eyman's referendum, read our print story from this morning's paper.

Some church leaders said Tuesday evening they might try again – but this time, probably without Eyman.

"It's almost inconceivable to me that we can't get 112,000 signatures, when we can get 20,000 people to a stadium downtown," said Gary Randall, with the Faith and Freedom Network.

Randall was not a fan of Eyman's tactics – refusing to reveal how many signatures he'd gathered, dressing as Darth Vader and calling himself "the Dark Lord" before TV cameras, and finally refusing to return Randall's calls. Even the scheduling of the final press conference – on 6/6/06 – rankled.

"I just prayed that it wouldn't get worse than Darth Vader today," Randall said.

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