Perhaps she was drunk when she made the contribution?

I guess as a Republican member of our “nonpartisan” King County Council, Jane Hague has an obligation to help out the King County Republican Party. But considering her own DUI problems, you gotta wonder if she was drunk at the time she contributed the following item to the KCGOP’s recent 2009 Liberty Dinner Auction:


“You can enjoy these tonight!”…? I mean, come on… I know Republicans tend to lack any sense of irony, but that’s just a setup in search of a punch line.


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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Jane Hague seems to lack a finely tuned public relations sense. See, e.g., Hague threatening cop who pulled her over, and now this …

  2. 2

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Every day Hague is in office, she should get down on her knees and give a prayer of thanks that her opponent was Richard Pope …

    (no offense, Richard, it’s not your fault the election gods have put a hex on you)

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    ArtFart spews:

    Hey, what the heck….maybe she’s on the wagon, and figures someone else might as well enjoy them.

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    Chris Stefan spews:

    If Joe McDermott wants to make sure he gets appointed to Dow’s old seat he should take Jane out on a pub crawl.

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    Alki Postings spews:

    No, Republicans have no sense of humor or irony. Point out the ultra conservative ‘comedy’ shows? SNL, Daily Show, Bill Maher, Colbert, The Onion, anything? Nope. There’s a reason 96% of comedians (and 100% of political satire) is liberal…conservatives aren’t FUNNY. I remember when Dennis Miller went ‘right’. He stopped being funny. His show was canceled shortly after (it was PAINFUL to watch). He LITERALLY said he wouldn’t make “fun” of Bush no matter what silly thing he did, because, well, we’re at war, it’s too important, and rambling comments to that effect.

    That’s what I mean. Conservatives, like Miller now, won’t make FUN of other conservatives (I bet Miller doesn’t mind make fun of our current Commander in Chief while we’re “at war”). But liberals DO make fun of themselves. SNL didn’t stop doing Presidential comedy when Carter, Clinton, or Obama got elected. Hell no. They rip them every week.

    Funny and irony take an intellect and self awareness, not just reflexive automatic praising without thought.

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    correctnotright spews:

    @8: I beg to differ: some of our trolls on here are a laugh a minute:

    Ms. Cynical (AKA: KKKlynical)
    Man of truth (AKA: woman of lies, the antisemetic fool)
    Marvin (I never lie) Stamn (I just exagerrate and misquote)
    Lost in a Sea of Blue (the libertarian wannabe)

    and others who are funny but don’t even recognize it.

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    proud leftist spews:

    I agree with you. Self-deprecation, the ability to poke fun at oneself and oneself’s beliefs, is a common attribute of a good comedian (Rodney Dangerfield, for instance). Today’s wingnuttia takes itself far too seriously to make fun of itself. It does so because it is incapable of seeing any possibility of being wrong (Puddy and Cynical come to mind). And, let’s face it, good comedy requires a high intelligence quotient. Today’s wingnuttia has no one with the necessary quotient.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @10 Yeah, these humorless wingnuts should get themselves a pair of bunny ears! Life is more fun with long pink ears!

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    I have zero problem with donors drinking wine at a fund raiser. That’s how these things work.

    But I do wonder why a politician from Washington is promoting wines from California.

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    RR @ 2

    That dig against Richard Pope was unnecessary.

    Pope stepped up when no one else would. His action is praiseworthy.

    #1 – I don’t mock candidates. Regardless of their politics or likelihood of winning. (Opponents are fare game.)

    Everyone should run for office. At least once. Just being a candidate entails huge sacrifices. For a start, you open yourself up to lots of scrutiny and criticism.

    If more people saw how this game was played, our political discourse would change overnight. For the better.

    #2 – There should be no uncontested races. Ever. Period.

    The job of a political party is to push a platform and get their candidates elected. Part of that job is taking a lot of lumps.

    Being a candidate, even a long shot, is an unparalleled opportunity to publicize a platform. And a great chance to learn and prepare for future races.

    Besides, you never know what might happen. Candidates and incumbents often flame out. A smart strategist would be ready to seize those opportunities.