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Speaking of TVW…

"I will expect a level of decorum appropriate for being delivered into someone's living room."

That's Rep. Ross Hunter a few minutes ago, warning the standing-room-only crowd -- both fans and foes -- at a NASCAR speedway hearing that they're on live TV.

Here are some samples from the testimony of Bremerton's Jacob Metcalf this morning:

"...the most obscene piece of pork-filled corporate welfare...horrible precedent...ponzi scheme...frivolous entertainment...radical path...questionable lobbying army of astroturf followers and hired-gun lawyers...dangerous misadventures..."

Still, Metcalf showed some restraint. We noticed that in his written remarks, he'd crossed "bastard" out of the phrase "bastard child of corporate greed."

Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.