When we last checked in on professional genius and part time legislator Representative Ed Orcutt, he was complaining about all the carbon bikes were pumping into the air. Before that he was calling hungry families special interests in defense of keeping loopholes for private jets and out of state banks. What I’m saying is the people of his district clearly insist on electing only Mensa members. So his latest email to constituents should come as no surprise.
Since the incident, I have been on a conference call with the Governor (which included WSDOT and WSP officials); two briefing calls with National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials; and have met with NTSB officials on the deck of the bridge. From NTSB to WSDOT, it is clear that the reason for the collapse was due to a collision with the super structure of the bridge — not a lack of structural integrity of the bridge. The bridge would indeed be standing today had the truck’s load NOT rammed the super structure of the bridge. In fact, 11 of the 12 sections of the bridge are still standing.
I suppose the person who emailed him wanted to be able to rest assured that if a truck hits other bridges that those bridges won’t collapse. But instead we get 11/12 of the bridge is still up. Look on the bright side!
Now I know what you’re thinking. “What? Is? ?????? Fuck!” But if you’re anything like me, you’re also wondering if Representative Orcutt is drunk emailing constituents. Because if that’s the case, he maybe needs help instead of the constant mocking he gets from here. I don’t know. But if this is a call for help, maybe don’t do it at the expense of Washington citizens.