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Speculathon: Bloggers (yes, including me) try to ferret out the governor….

Good grief. The search for out-of-state-but-no-one's-saying-where Gov. Chris Gregoire continues, with thinly sourced reports saying that she's not quitting Olympia for a D.C. job and lots of speculation about an announcement planned by Gregoire's office tomorrow morning.

Kudos to the Bellingham Herald's Jared Paben, who actually located a guy who says he was a passenger on the same plane as Gregoire -- a plane headed for D.C.! -- but that the governor didn't happen to mention what she was doing there.

The Olympian's Adam Wilson notes that the last time this happened to him, the governor (Idaho's Dirk Kempthorne, in that case), turned up in Iraq, visiting troops.

At this point, the governor's mostly-mum press office has (inadvertently?) raised expectations very high indeed for whatever tomorrow's announcement will be. I just hope it won't be about the Department of Revenue's audit.

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