So… when are folks going to start heaping the ridicule on Michael Dunmire that he so richly deserves?
In 2008, Dunmire personally contributed $285,000 to I-985, plus another $100,000 to Tim Eyman’s personal compensation fund, and in return bought himself an initiative that lost by a better than 60-40 margin, going down to defeat in all 39 counties. And that’s on top of the $530,000 he paid Eyman in 2007.
Any idiot could get an initiative onto the ballot given a half million dollars to buy the signatures, and over the past few years it’s been Dunmire’s millions that have kept Eyman’s name in the headlines. So doesn’t Dunmire deserve the same sort of scrutiny?
I mean, really… I-985 was perhaps the stupidest, most incoherent and ill conceived Eyman initiative yet (and that’s a pretty high bar), so doesn’t Dunmire deserve a little bit of the credit for personally financing this train wreck? Or do really rich people retain unquestioned credibility regardless of how incredibly stupid they act?