Apparently, the Seattle P-I editorial board is a tad curious too…
The man peddling the book “Dino Rossi: Lessons in Leadership, Business, Politics and Life” ought to show some leadership. Rossi, who voted for the previous 5-cent gas tax increase, continues to duck the I-912 issue. In the gubernatorial campaign, Rossi has said he would support no initiatives because the state needed a rest from such measures. “So I think I’ve told the public where I am,” Rossi said then. So tell us where you are now.
Truth is, Rossi never has shown much leadership, so it’s hard to imagine that he’ll show some now. But it’s good to know that others are asking the tough questions, even if Rossi refuses to answer them.
Of course, Rossi’s not the only Republican cowering in silence.
King County executive candidate David Irons touts leadership but will only say he’ll personally vote against I-912. Forget his secret ballot. Voters want to know what sort of leader won’t take a stand on billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.
Where are the Republican legislators who voted for the gas tax increase — defending their votes or running from them?
Where does would-be U.S. senator Mike McGavick stand on gutting state funding and thus jeopardizing federal money?
With less than five weeks to Election Day, it’s not too late for some Republican leadership.
That’s right… it’s not to late too prove me wrong and show some leadership. Come on Dino & Company… make me look foolish.