Hey Ladies

I just realized that with Gregoire’s retirement, Washington may have all men in the statewide elected offices. That would be a real shame.

And nothing against men; I am one. It’s just that top to bottom the elected executive branch could better reflect the state. We’re certainly willing to elect women statewide as evidenced by our current governor, US Senators and some State Supreme Court justices.

I’m not arguing for a quota system here, or saying you have to vote for the woman for any position. We should evaluate the candidates based on how well we think they’ll do in office. Certainly if Pam Roach jumps into any race for any executive position, you should vote against her. I’ve heard rumors that Lisa Brown is or was thinking about running, but I’d rather have Inslee than her.

So, I don’t know if the parties aren’t recruiting women, or if possible women candidates haven’t stepped up enough. But it would be a sad state of affairs if in 2012, we couldn’t elect a single woman to an executive position.


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    Xar spews:

    @1: Not going to happen (at least not successfully). Owens appeals to a broad swath of Washington, and if you watched the last couple days of session you saw Owens as good as declare that he’s running again. Brown, on the other hand, has pissed off everyone who’s not in Senate leadership positions, and even some of them.

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    Upton spews:

    We have two female US Senators. Obviously, they’re not properly reflecting the gender balance that exists in the state.

    Using your logic it would be preferable to dump one and replace her with a man..

    Yeah, I know, you’re “not arguing for a quota system here”..but the first two paragraphs sure sound like it.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @1 If Lisa won’t, maybe Mrs. Rabbit will. I’ll talk to her. You don’t have to know anything for that job … oh shit … I just remembered I have an appointment in another county …

    [pots crashing and dishes breaking]

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    Michael spews:

    Maybe we could get another woman on the state supreme court, instead of John Ladenburg.

    While he had filed with the Public Disclosure Commission and said he was thinking about a campaign he has made twice before, former Pierce County Prosecutor John Ladenburg said he will shift instead to the Supreme Court.

    He did not say which seat on the court he might pursue but a spokesman said he would not file against an incumbent and expects there to be vacancies next year. At least one will be the seat now held by Justice Gerry Alexander who must retire this year when he reached the age of 75. Gov. Chris Gregoire can appoint a replacement but that person would have to run in 2012.
    Read more: http://blog.thenewstribune.com.....z1QhFXzuMZ

    Ladenburg’s done good work for Tacoma and Pierce County, and I thank him for that. But, there comes a time when it’s time to retire.

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    Americafirst spews:

    Hey Ladies
    by Carl, 06/29/2011, 7:39 AM

    I just realized that with Gregoire’s retirement, Washington may have all men in the statewide elected offices. That would be a real shame.
    Inslee is a douchebag, that should count.

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    Chris Stefan spews:

    Alas it appears while Thurston County Auditor Kim Wyman is indeed running for Washington Secretary of State, she’s also a Republican. The good news is she appears to be of the rather moderate and technocratic sort the same as Reed or Ralph Monro.