Jennifer Dunn, R.I.P.

Former WA-08 congresswoman Jennifer Dunn died suddenly this morning of a pulmonary embolism. She was only 66.

My condolences to her family.

Comments

  1. 2

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Another real Republican gone. There are less of them left every day. All we’ve got now is fake Republicans.

  2. 3

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @1 Hmmm … it seems the late Rep. Gillmor didn’t live in his district:

    “… [W]hen Gilmore was not in Washington, D.C., he lived primarily in Dublin, a suburb of Columbus, … outside the district he represents. … Gillmor’s wife works in Columbus …. Their three sons attend Dublin schools. When asked prior to the November 2006 election how often he stayed at the Tiffin house, Gilmore refused to answer. His opponents in the last three election cycles prior to his death made an issue of his residence …. In March 2007, Gillmor and his family moved into a new house in Dublin. In 2004, the land where that house now sits was purchased by Zenith Holding & Trading Corp., a subsidiary of a Columbus law and lobbying firm …. In 2005, Zenith Holding received a construction loan … to build the house. … In a letter to the Toledo Blade in early May 2007, the firm said that Zenith has the new Dublin house and its land in trust ‘at the request of, and for the benefit of’ Gillmor, who pays the mortgage and taxes. In a follow-up letter to the newspaper, Gillmor said he considers the properties … in Dublin and Arlington, to be ‘only real estate investments.’ In his April 2007 letter to The Blade, Gillmor similarly said that the property was in a trust. But in May 2007, Gillmor’s spokesman, Brad Mascho, said that a trustlike entity that is ‘not a trust’ controls the house, so there had been no need to notify the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct that Gillmor was transferring assets into a trust in order to purchase the home.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gillmor

    which is no big deal; no congressman lives in his district. They all live in Washington, D.C., many of them in the same apartment complex, where they take turns fucking the community goat.

    But, you know Republicans, they need something to lie about just to stay in practice; so Gillmor was lying to his constituents about where he lived. Why didn’t he tell the truth, and say he lived in Washington, D.C., and visited Ohio once in a while so he wouldn’t forget what it looked like, which everyone already knew? Sometimes it seems Republicans lie simply for the sake of lying.

    Memorize this phrase: A trust-like entity that is not a trust.

    It rings so … Clintonian. And from a Republican yet! It’s right up there with “what the meaning of ‘is’ is.” I think these guys are all secret admirers of Bubba, because he’s devious after their own hearts.

  3. 5

    chadt spews:

    Geeze, Roger, you’re a walking (hopping) cyclopedia;

    The Greater Lagomorph Compendium of Salience!

  4. 6

    Michael Caine spews:

    In the span of a short couple of weeks Washington State has lost two powerful women that ruled the politics in the state for over a decade and were powerful voices in the decade plus following.

    Just as I asked before, please don’t speak ill of the dead. No matter which side of the aisle, to do so shows bad manners. Leave such displays of poor taste to the Republicans. Even @2 Roger Rabbit (no offense :) ) understands that there are ways to make statements and feelings known while still speaking well of the dead. If you must post, please follow his lead.

  5. 8

    Particle Man spews:

    It has long been rumored that Slade Gorton and Jennifer Dunn are one in the same since, well they look alike and you never see them together.
    So I’m just asking…Has anyone seen Slade lately?

  6. 9

    chadt spews:

    @8
    PLEASE. Take one look at Slade, and you know he died decades ago. He could have picked a better embalmer, too…..

  7. 10

    Cliff spews:

    Just stopped in to see if you would be as classless and boorish as I expected you would be. You obviously haven’t disappointed.

  8. 13

    SeattleJew spews:

    A great loss to the gOP and the State of Washington too.

    I wish there were some way to express the ope that Darcy can, even though a Dem, follow Ms. Dunn’s traditional and emerge as a national leader representing this region.

    How come the good wius die yung?

  9. 15

    Daddy Love spews:

    Of course, one small reason that Jennifer Dunn and Slade Gorton looked alike was because they were cousins.

    I didn’t wish her dead, but I wished her out of Congress many times. We’ll finish the job of replacing her with a Democrat next year.

  10. 16

    rhp6033 spews:

    It used to be that politicians didn’t do much to question the other’s residency (or personal conduct, for that matter), because there was plenty of mud to throw at both sides on those issues.

    The fallout on the personal attacks is well known. Republicans financed lawsuits against Clinton for personal conduct, then impeach him based on depositions in that lawsuit. Now several leading Republicans, most notably Craig, have found their personal lives were not as “private” as they first thought.

    But it also appears that with the availability of the internet, the average citizen can check on the residency of their personal representatives, and compare it with the district boundaries. A number of local politicians, across the country, are being caught when their “legal residency” for electoral purposes contrasts considerably with where they spend their nights, where they receive most of their mail, other legal filings, etc. For example, a local politician in Chattanooga ostensibly had rented a “mother-in-law” apartment from a campaign supporter (the rent was payment of $8 per month in utility bills). Her residency is being challenged, and her aspirations of becoming Mayor of Chattanooga, and possibly moving on to national office, are diminishing rapidly. (Of course, it didn’t help that she had business cards printed which had her City Council position on one side, and her real estate business on the other).

    http://www.timesfreepress.com/.....;zoneid=83

  11. 20

    za spews:

    All this talking well of the dead, reminds me of that old George Carlin number:

    “Ever notice how people always speak well of the dead? Poor George is gone; yeah, poor George. Frank is gone; yeah, poor Frank. Sam? No, Sam, that mother fucker is still alive.”

    Jennifer Dunn was a fuckin’ freak. Typical creepy, brain-dead Rupublican freak. She named her kid after Ronald-Fuckin’ Reagon for Christ’s sake.

  12. 22

    spews:

    Let us be frank. Jennifer Dunn never had an original idea in her adult life.

    She was a hack as Washington State Republican Party Chair, and she became even more so as Representative from WA-08: she parroted the Bush (& Reagan) lines, she produced no meaningful legislation (Oh, yeah, they did give her the law about missing girls), and she became increasingly isolated from her constituents with each term.

    Pretty-Boy Reichert follows in this glorious GOP tradition, but Darcy Burner will burn his a** in the next election — she’s already ahead with 44% to Reichert’s 38%.

    Jennifer Dumb, R.I.P.

  13. 23

    Mark spews:

    R. Queisser says:

    Let us be frank. Jennifer Dunn never had an original idea in her adult life.

    She was a hack as Washington State Republican Party Chair, and she became even more so as Representative from WA-08: she parroted the Bush (& Reagan) lines, she produced no meaningful legislation (Oh, yeah, they did give her the law about missing girls), and she became increasingly isolated from her constituents with each term.

    Pretty-Boy Reichert follows in this glorious GOP tradition, but Darcy Burner will burn his a** in the next election — she’s already ahead with 44% to Reichert’s 38%.

    Jennifer Dumb, R.I.P.

    09/08/2007 at 12:47 am

    So its not just that smug arrogant asshole piece of shit GBS that is 100% void of class. It is you too.

  14. 24

    spews:

    Lets see. The regular HA posters weren’t saying anything bad about Ms. Dunn, but simply expressing condolences.

    So, someone that has never posted here before puts up a snarky comment supposedly from the liberal side, and Mark gets to comment.

    Can you say “sock puppet” boys and girls? I knew you could.

    Ms. Dunn, while holding views and opinions that were often different from mine, appeared to be an honest person, trying to represent her constituents and do what she thought best for the country.

    It is possible to oppose such a person while still admiring them. Her death is a loss to all of us, and my condolences to her family and friends.

  15. 25

    spews:

    Karen And Jennifer knew that they would get a rip here and there on opposing blogs after there death. I don’t think they lost any sleep over it.