Now this is the kind of bold political leadership that would make the Seattle Times proud:
House Majority Leader Lynn Kessler, D-Hoquiam, said she’s not sure an income tax is a good idea.
"I’m concerned about people who have to run for re-election in 2010 and having a big tax increase as one of their votes out of here," she said. "I maintain that if you don’t have the majority, you don’t have much. As the Republicans can tell you right now."
I’m as Machiavellian as the next guy, but let me ask you this Rep. Kessler: what’s the use of having a majority if you’re afraid to use it?
I’m just askin’.