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WA Lege Week 1: Can words describe it?

OLYMPIA – With only a week down in the legislative session it’s too soon to make solid predictions about anything meaningful. It’s not too soon, however, to predict that the quality of rhetoric can only get better.

That’s because it probably can’t get worse.

There have been quite enough references, thank you, to the Founding Fathers. No disrespect to the Dutiful Dads, but they were mentioned last week on everything from legalizing pot to checking names on initiative petitions to rejecting federal health care plans.  A legislator at the Tea Party rally on Thursday talked about getting back to the country the founders intended, and since the speaker was a woman, it seems that would mean she’d be out of a job because the founders didn’t allow women to vote, let alone run for office.

What would have happened, mused Rep. Christopher Hurst as he made a pitch to keep signatures on initiatives public, had the Declaration of Independence been sent off to London with the names blacked out.
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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


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