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Mailer defends Girl Scouts; Union praises legislator for standing up to… union

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on Oct. 28, 2010 at 9:00 am with 5 Comments »
October 28, 2010 9:15 am

You knew it was coming. A mailer sent to 25th Legislative District voters criticizes GOP state House candidate Hans Zeiger for his commentary attacking the Girl Scouts.

But that’s not the odd part of the mailer. That would be what it says in support of Zeiger’s opponent, Democratic Rep. Dawn Morrell.

It quotes an editorial in The News Tribune endorsing her. “Morrell has not been afraid to stand up to Democratic interest groups,” it quotes the newspaper saying, “and was snubbed by the Washington State Labor Council when it passed out its endorsements last May. That’s a badge of honor, in our view…”

(The endorsement continued, “… considering that she earned it by standing up against the budget demands of the unions that represent state employees.”)

There’s nothing strange about that until you see who produced the ad. It’s the Washington Federation of State Employees. A member of … wait for it … the Washington State Labor Council.

That’s because the labor council, while it may have snubbed Morrell in its first round, endorsed her in the second round.

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  1. DubyaFTW says:

    News flash: Democrat politicians and the union goons that own them are lying again.

  2. ValleyTarts says:

    The menu choices this season for us GOP voters is just plain lousy. In the 25th District we find ourselves voting for a Democrat (Morrell) and in the 31st District for Pam Roach.
    The electorate voting for Zeiger and Richardson to make it to the final two is bizarre at the least. there are words for both ending in “path”.

  3. lgcnelson84 says:

    ValleyTarts – I would be careful before putting Zeiger and Richarson in the same category under anything with “path” at the end. Though I agree that Richarson deserves to be there…. I know Zeiger, and his mental capacity ans stability far surpasses that of Richardson.

  4. And returning Morrell to Olympia begins with “in” and ends with “sanity”. The whole andorsement routine was a political charade. Both sides had already agreed to the final act. Morrell thinks that her constituents are stupid and will fall for this sort of chicanery, and she did the same thing with 960 – made sure that it would pass without her before she voted against it. Had she been the deciding vote, she would have voted for 960. No vote of conscience here – just pure politics.

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