Politics 24 Little Hours
posted by October 23 at 9:38 AMon
What a difference a day makes…
Sunday the Seattle Times endorsed Mike! McGavick, the Republican running against Dem incumbent Maria Cantwell. McGavick is, as Josh pointed out yesterday, for everything the Seattle Times is against and against everything the Seattle Times is for. But McGavick is for repealing the dreaded estate tax, which has been playing White Whale to Frank Blethen’s Ahab for more than a decade now.
Today the Seattle Times endorsed Dem challenger Rodney Tom over incumbent state senator Luke Esser. Why? Because Tom is pro-stem cell research, pro-choice, and pro-gay rights, positions the Seattle Times’ ed board supports. Esser, on the other hand, is anti-choice, anti-stem cell research, anti-gay rights… just like… you might want to sit down for this… Mike! McGavick!
Amazingly enough—file this under pot-calling-kettle—one of the Seattle Times’ chief beefs with Esser is that his position on taxes is too hard-line and too far-right. You know, kinda like Frank Blethen’s position.