I just got back from a weekend away in the hinterlands of Washington state. Specifically, at a family cabin on the Natches River. It’s a nice place to visit, even if it’s “red”, in a political sense. I also get the chance to see where my transportation dollars are going. With just about 18% of the state’s population, the east side gets 22% of the transportation dollars. I don’t mind, I just wish they’d stop complaining so much.
In the 14th legislative district, Curtis King is challenging Sen. Jim Clements. He’s attacking Clements for doing liberal things. You know, investing in health care, school funding reform. While Sen. Clements is no liberal, he’s maybe a little better than Curtis King in my eyes.
That said, if I were a Yakima area GOP activist, I’d be for Curtis King. He’s the real deal. Clements has the orchardists on his side, along with Dino Rossi’s endorsement. King is fighting an uphill battle against powerful special interests. The GOP isn’t going to get back in the majority by playing along with Senate Democrats. I say: fight on!