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Shopping for a (governor’s) mansion

Post by Patrick O'Callahan on Sep. 3, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
September 3, 2009 5:43 pm

When a politician elected from some other corner of the state happens to drop in and nonchalantly chat us up, it’s not a coincidence.

Yesterday’s visit by U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee wasn’t the exception. The ostensible purpose was to talk about his energy proposals, for which briefing we were grateful. But had Inslee – who represents exotic lands north of Seattle – just found himself with time to kill and felt moved to drive down I-5 and kill it with The News Tribune’s opinion writers?

Well … it’s no longer much of a secret that Inslee, a devout Democrat, has his eye on the governorship. When I asked, he confirmed as much – “If there were a vacancy.”

I’m waiting for other prospects for higher office – Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown of Spokane, perhaps – to start paying us chance visits.

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