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Gregoire couldn’t get into an Olympia bar — I couldn’t get into Jubilee

Post by News Tribune Staff on Oct. 17, 2008 at 12:50 pm |
October 17, 2008 12:50 pm


Back in May, the Christian Businessmen’s Connection barred my colleague Niki Sullivan from covering a Dino Rossi appearance at the Fircrest Golf Club.


Today it was my turn. I drove down to Lacey to hear Gov. Chris Gregoire talk to residents of Jubilee at Hawks Prairie, a so-called “adult master planned community.”


I haven’t heard Gregoire’s stump speech as much as I’ve heard Rossi’s, so I thought it would be a good place to drop in.


Wrong.


I cleared everything first with the Gregoire campaign — in fact, it was the campaign spokesman who told me about the event.


But the kind folks at Jubilee are extremely serious about enforcing their rule that prohibits outsiders from entering their lodge building.


So now I feel the same sting of rejection that Niki felt last May.


And that Gov. Gregoire must have felt when she couldn’t get past the bouncer at an Olympia bar because she forgot her ID.

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