Maybe it is because nothing usually happens on the Opening Day of the Legislative session.
Maybe it is because it is hard to take your eyes on a train wreck.
But the press desk in the Senate is jammed. We even dragged in a few extra chairs to make room. We all want to watch the drama of a move to refuse to seat state Sen. Nick Harper.
Harper is the Democrat who was helped by a shadow campaign in the top two primary that pushed incumbent Democratic Sen. Jean Berkey into third place. Sen. Jim Kastama, D-Puyallup, will move to not seat Harper.
It probably will never get that far. Parliamentarians are already figuring ways to keep the Kastama resolution from ever being debated and voted upon – at least until Harper is safely seated.
Still, it will be interesting to watch and easily trumps the speechifying and oath taking in the House.