Inside Opinion

What's on the minds of Tacoma News Tribune editorial writers

NOTICE: Inside Opinion has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Inside Opinion.
Visit the new section.

Are those tennis shoes solid gold?

Post by David Seago on June 28, 2007 at 4:02 pm |
June 28, 2007 4:02 pm

Speaking of Patty Murray (see Dave Seago’s posting below), she or whoever writes her press releases has an interesting notion of where federal appropriations come from.


Here’s how her two latest releases begin:


Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that she has provided $450,000 for the Washington State Methamphetamine Initiative.


Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that she has provided $90 million in funding for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) for salmon restoration projects throughout the Pacific Coast region.



Murray provided that $450,000? And the $90 million, too? I had no idea the woman was so wealthy.


Either that, or the taxpayers actually provided the money, and the senator used her good offices to help send it our way. If so, a little more humility would be in order.

Categories:
Taking notice
*
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.