No word yet from Attorney General Rob McKenna on whether he might reconsider his endorsement of Hans Zeiger and his call to reunite conservatives in opposition to Islam (and radical feminist, lesbian, cookie peddling Girl Scouts), but there’s at least one Republican willing to put principle — and, well, sanity — above party loyalty: Zeiger’s GOP primary opponent, Steve Vermillion.
The TNT’s editorial blog has posted a condensed version of an email sent to supporters by Vermillion today, in which he endorses Democratic incumbent Rep. Dawn Morrell in the 25th LD race, and pretty much trashes Herr Zeiger as unqualified and dishonorable. It’s a great read:
In hopes that a “mystery box” of missing ballots would appear with sufficient votes to move me into second place, my hopes were extinguished with my wife’s reminder that we lived in Pierce not King County and the likelihood of missing votes appearing was slim to none.
Zeiger asked for my endorsement, which I declined to give him. Early on, I told the folks in the Pierce County GOP that I had no intention of supporting him should be win in the primary as I do not think he is remotely qualified to be in the Legislature.
I have been asked to at least remain neutral, which were my plans until Zeiger recently moved into his cover-up mode by working to delete many of his controversial writings. I expect that he is working on his “dishonorable” scout badge for the next level of his scouting adventures.
My plans are now to endorse Dawn Morrell for Position 2. I’ve known Dawn for several years – she is the only legislator that has served our district that is willing to respond to email questions. I’ve disagreed with some of her votes but I am sure she would have disagreed with some of mine if the situation had been reversed.
I’ve studied Zeiger’s writings from 2003 to 2009. Whether I agree or disagree with his position is a moot point. I take deep umbrage with his selection of verbiage and his focus on judging people versus being inclusive of others. The problems with his writings are they are either reflective of the “Zeiger Values” he campaigns on taking to the legislature or formulated via his political courses and religious studies at Hillsdale College.
Had I not read his writings, I wouldn’t have known that, being a Baptist, I was praying to a pagan god all these years. No wonder I haven’t won the lottery yet.
Vermillion got only 16% of the vote in August, compared to Zeiger’s 36%, but if Zeiger hopes to win in November he’s gonna need the bulk of Vermillion’s voters to swing his way. Normally, you’d expect that to happen, but you gotta wonder how many voters would have the exact same reaction to Zeiger that Vermillion did if only they had access to the exact same information?
And you gotta wonder how much longer our local media can keep their lips sealed on what is shaping up to be a pretty entertaining story?