According to state party Chairman Paul Berendt, the Democrats expect to spend up to $3.5 million defending the election. That’s a lot of money that could have been spent on other things, like… gee… I dunno… maybe helping Sen. Maria Cantwell win reelection? So the state Dems are going to have to raise a few extra million dollars in the current election cycle, and I have the perfect idea of where to start.
Despite the fact that state law makes primary losers ineligible, even as a write-in candidate, Ron Sims received over 500 write-in votes in King County alone. It’s a safe bet that most, if not all, of these people surely would have preferred Gregoire over Rossi… so, since 500 votes turned out to be the difference between a close election and an interminable lawsuit, these 500+ people must be feeling pretty fucking stupid by now.
So my suggestion is that if they want to make amends, each and every one of them should pony up $7,000 to the state Dems.
Yeah, I know… everybody has the right to throw away their vote on a symbolic gesture… but then I have the right to call you fucking stupid for doing so.