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Romney is no Popeye

Romney claims, “I am who I am,” and pundits seize on it, calling it the “Popeye Defense.” I grew up with Popeye the Sailorman. He fought bullies and defended the weak. I knew Popeye, Mr. Romney, and you’re no Popeye!

Betty Snowden

Nine Mile Falls


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Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.