Lt. Gov. Brad Owen traditionally fills time on the final day of a legislative session by needling the senators to whom he’s been listening for months. He pointed out that some repeat their personal history and positions. He singled out Sen. Mike Baumgartner, R-Spokane, whose antipathy for the state Supreme Court and some of its rulings involving the Legislature is well-known, to suggest some campaign slogans.
“Sen. Baumgartner, a hard-core believer in the Constitution. Except for that silly separation of powers thing,” Owen said. He also had an alternative, shorter slogan. “Hey, Supreme Court: Bite me!”