The Washington State Republican Party is getting a lot of mileage out of Dino Rossi’s will-he-or-won’t-he-run-for-governor gig. (We didn’t wait this long to find out who shot J.R.)
The theme of the party’s 30th annual fall fundraising dinner is "Run Dino Run." The event will be held Oct. 10 at the Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport.
If he does officially decide to run, he’s already warming up a campaign tactic that pleases the masses: Bash the media. At a 28th District Republican Club dinner earlier this month at the Tacoma Country Club, he said the press won’t fully report on Gov. Chris Gregoire’s programs because it’s aligned with her liberal philosophy. Here’s a full quote, according to David Postman:
“The media is a nay-sayer when it comes to Republicans. And they try to pound you into the ground and pound you into the ground. And they’re, you know, they’re willing accomplices of the Democrats. That’s true. And they pound you into the ground with, you know, with what the future can be.”
Nay-sayer? That’s positively euphemistic compared to what we’re usually called.