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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Inslee Takes the Lead

Posted by on June 20 at 18:55 PM

Goldstein’s been doing a great job writing about Rep. Jay Inslee’s FISA amendment. In a lovely slap at Bush, Inslee’s amendment to the pending Defense Appropriations bill said:

None of the funds made available in this Act may be expended to conduct electronic surveillance (as defined in section 101(f) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801(f)) of any United States person (as defined in section 101(i) of such Act (50 U.S.C. 1801(i)) in contravention of the provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

There’s something going on with Inslee these days. Last week, I wrote about his right-on fight for net neutrality.

Inslee has always been an on-point progressive… check out his voting record, and his ratings…but goddamn, he’s mixing it up this session.

Inslee is acting like it’s 2007 and the Democrats won. He seems to be taking a leadership role in what appears to be the first wave of attacks.

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Jay Inslee has also been the leader of the I-937- Clean Energy Initiative effort. This is the only progressive issue likely to make the November ballot. It will ensure that Washington utilities meet future demand with conservation and renewables like wind and solar, rather than coal and other fossil fuels -

Wasn't he ranked near the bottom of the Washington delegation in that congressional power poll someone posted here a few weeks back? Maybe that sparked him to try and move up a bit in the rankings.

Inslee is acting like the Democratic Senatorial candidate we wish we had -- progressive AND able to express clear positions in simple declarative sentences. Plus, he seems to actually like the public.

Feel the wave.
Love the wave.
Ride the wave.

Look, seeing as how Dems are raising more than Repubs in both the House and the Senate, if you can't sense the wave coming, you're on Rush's drugs ...

The thing I love about Inslee is that he looks like he just rolled in from a country club yacht party, but he spouts liberal talking points with the best of the lefties. Goddamn I wish he was running instead of Maria. 2012 will thou not comst sooner?

Thanks for the call-out Josh.

FYI, in addition to my usual Sunday night gig on 710-KIRO, I'm subbing in the 7pm-10pm slot this week on Saturday night as well, and I just booked Rep. Inslee for the first half-hour.

That's Saturday, 7PM, on 710-KIRO if anybody has any questions for the congressman.

If Gregoire is still walking wounded in the polls in 2008, Inslee will run for Governor and a couple terms after that...

Jay Inslee for President in 2016!

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