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ELECTION: Pelz shows what’s wrong with politics in this state

Letter by Gary Prentiss, Kent on June 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm with 4 Comments »
June 14, 2012 5:05 pm

Re: “Sonntag leads Democrats supporting McKenna” (TNT, 6-12).

State Democratic Party chairman Dwight Pelz said he has “been through Democrats for Dino and Democrats for Hutchinson.” No doubt after a careful evaluation of each issue he seems to have concluded the Democratic Party is simply correct on all matters.

Wow, that was easy. Unfortunately such idealistic faith in any political party demonstrates a profound lack of curiosity, intellectual laziness or perhaps some mixture of the two. I’m not certain what combination is on display here, but quite unintentionally Pelz provides a stunning illustration of what’s wrong with Washington politics.

True leaders of both parties are the individuals reaching out.

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  1. HistoryFan says:

    I had the same observation about Pelz’s comment. He is simply a political tool that will, out of one side of his mouth,complain about his oposition party not talking and comprimising while, at the other side of his mouth, demanding the oposition to only see it his way.

  2. Scottc51 says:

    The lock step attitude is troubling. But I guess it’s a lot easier than thinking. Just vote R or D on everything. Here’s a crazy idea: Maybe there is a good idea or person (occasionally) on the other side of the aisle.

  3. Gary would you feel the same way if a republican had said the same thing?

  4. Isn’t it Pelz’s main job to support Democrats for office? Seems like McKenna and Inslee are both very representative of their parties, so if Pelz supported McKenna it would be a bigger surprise. Same on both sides of the aisle regarding party chairs.

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