My apologies to King County Councilmember Jane Hague. A few weeks ago I abused her for a fundraising letter in which she warned that her opponent would engage in a the “politics of personal destruction.” Considering the 25-to-1 cash advantage she held over the combined Democratic field (perennial gadfly Richard Pope, and officially anointed write-in candidate Brad Larssen,) I bluntly characterized Hague’s letter as fanciful, unnecessary and dishonest: “Hague is a liar, shamelessly fleecing her fellow Republicans for money that would be better spent elsewhere.”
Well, who knew…?
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Jane Hague faces a Redmond court appearance Aug. 29 on a driving-under-the-influence charge, according to court records.
Neither Hague nor her attorney, William Kirk, could be reached for comment about the July 16 charge.
It’s not so much the politics of “personal destruction” as it is the politics of self-destruction (Mike McGavick style,) but either way it looks like Hague’s eventual opponent will have plenty of ammunition — and justification — to go negative against Hague in November. If only he has the resources to get his message out.
I bet there are some name-brand Dems who are kicking themselves for turning down the opportunity to take down Hague.