Of course, everybody knows that we Democrats are a bunch of terrorist-loving, soft-on-crime pansies, which I suppose explains why in the U.S. Senate race, law enforcement organizations are endorsing Democrat Patty Murray.
Perhaps the 4,500 members of the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) understand that being tough on crime takes more than just saying that you are tough on crime; perhaps WACOPS members appreciate the millions of dollars of federal money Sen. Murray has brought the state for training and equipment, fighting meth and preventing gang violence (you know, the kinda much needed funds Dino Rossi derides as “earmarks”)? Perhaps Sen. Murray’s hard work giving their members the funding they need helps explain why WACOPS joins the Law Enforcement Administrators of Washington, the Washington State Patrol Troopers Association, the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters and other first responders in endorsing Democrat Sen. Murray over pro-law-and-order-except-when-it-comes-to-paying-for-it Republican Rossi?
As for Rossi, I can’t seem to find his first responder endorsements on his web site. Perhaps that’s because he doesn’t have any?