We’re all teabaggers now.
As you probably know, today the Washington state Supreme Court ruled to allow state Attorney General Rob McKenna to continue his humiliation of Washingtonians. The Court ruled that McKenna has the right to thwart the will of the legislature, the Governor, and the people, and participate in the Florida et al. lawsuit against the health care reform law.
Since McKenna is running for Governor in 2012, a natural question to ask is, “What will McKenna’s replacement do?”
The 2012 general election match-up for AG is likely to be between King County Council members Reagan Dunn (R) and Bob Ferguson (D). Where do the candidates stand?
Publicola’s Erica C. Barnett gives Ferguson’s unambiguous statement:
“I have been clear that on my first day in office, I will withdraw Washington State from that lawsuit. Instead, the Attorney General should focus on protecting Washington consumers, our environment and ensuring public safety.”
And Washington State Wire’s Erik Smith lays out Dunn’s position:
Dunn says he supports McKenna’s most controversial decision – to join the national lawsuit filed by Republican governors and attorneys general in 26 states against the Obama Administration’s health care reform initiative. And just in case that one hasn’t been resolved by 2014, Dunn says he’ll keep right on pressing the case.
So…there you have it: A sharp, unambiguous difference between Ferguson and Dunn for our next Attorney General.