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As lawmakers rush to reinstate his Initiative 747, ballot measure promoter Tim Eyman isn't exactly lavishing them with praise.

In hearings today, he called lawmakers "amateurs", told Democrats "You've kind of sold out every principle you believe in," and exhorted them to broaden the bill with these words:

"Don't partially pander. If you're going to pander, make sure that you totally pander."

Not surprisingly, they declined his suggestion.

But wait, there's more. It turns out an Eyman fan named Paul Fraser has created a feature-length documentary about Eyman. Title: The Battles of Tim Eyman.

Is Tim Eyman a sly huckster out to hoodwink the public or is he a citizen activist fighting for the public good? The answers may surprise you!

Actually, Fraser's answer won't surprise you in the least if you view the trailer by clicking on the website.

Fraser reportedly trailed Eyman for well over a year, gathering video. Here's more on Fraser:

...he has written, directed and produced independent films. In addition, Paul has produced countless television commercials.

Inadequate and incomplete media coverage of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dino Rossi inspired Paul to produce, “The Battles Of Tim Eyman”.

A former credit manager, Paul is now the executive producer of the film and video department for Delux Entertainment.

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