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This is why she's my friend on Facebook.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 21, 2007 1:22 PM

It won't let me donate a penny. Rude.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 21, 2007 1:27 PM

maybe if she drops that clown blair butterworth.

Posted by maybe | June 21, 2007 1:35 PM

Rather donate to the Fremont dog. Hand picked by the DNC pro war types - made me sick to hear about her military relatives and how hard she worked.

Posted by whatever | June 21, 2007 1:42 PM

Yeah, I don't think many of us have dollars 'eating holes in our pockets' but thanks.

... I think.

I can support a Darcy Burner state rep/senate run.

Posted by Gomez | June 21, 2007 2:21 PM

Wrong, Dan. A lot of people are supporting Darcy Burner.

Posted by ivan | June 21, 2007 2:28 PM

I agree with #4. Any democrat, especially one that's so closely tied to the DNC, is supporting this war. And if you vote for her, you are too.

Posted by hello! | June 21, 2007 2:40 PM

How's that Nader thing going for you, @7?

You still think there's no difference?

Done any tours of Iraq yet?

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 21, 2007 3:29 PM

Points well taken, Dan, but I would be more impressed w/Ms. Burner if she spent a few years building her resume. Her lack of same was all that kept her from a win last time, and to turn right around and offer us...same candidate as last time only 2 years older... Well, sorry; I'm not convinced. This race is tailor-made for an east-side state legislator, one with some substance to offer.

Posted by R on Beacon Hill | June 21, 2007 3:37 PM

Who is this Darcy Burner person, anyway?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | June 21, 2007 3:46 PM

#4 and #7: Sorry to hear about your ignorance. The DNC didn't want her in 2006; she had to fight and claw to get them to a: acknowledge her and then b: support her. They didn't change their mind based on her "support for the war" (again, you sound like ignorant morons even saying she supports the war), but based on her support on the ground in Washington state, built with anti-war lefties in her district, and her distinct policy differences with Dave Reichert. So please, feel free to ignore this race so we can have Sheriff McDoesastold for another couple years. Thanks for being a douche.

Posted by Switzerblog | June 21, 2007 4:04 PM

Exactly, @11.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 21, 2007 6:04 PM

good job with the political debate @11. You're really raising the bar for political discussion...

Anyway, here's what Darcy said about the war: "I want to be clear about something: our troops have done everything we have asked them to do, and they have done it with courage and a willingness to sacrifice on behalf of the greater good that puts nearly all of the rest of us to shame in comparison.
We asked them to topple a brutal dictatorship, and they did it faster than anyone believed possible.
We asked them to secure the nation and make sure there were no weapons of mass destruction, and they did that." (

Does that sound like someone who wants to stop the war? She didn't win because she didn't get the votes from her (truly) anti-war constituency who didn't want to be part of the collective "we" that asked to topple a sovereign country!!

Posted by erin | June 21, 2007 6:11 PM

Thanks erin. She was annointed by the DC Dems - people that had been "working hard" for Democratic issues were told to step aside for Burner because of her fundraising ability and strong military family ties. This was the same Dem Congressional campaign group that didn't back the enviro in CA that beat a sitting Repubo. In a year where not so marginal districts went Dem, Burner couldn't knock out a weak one termer.

And Will what's this Nadar thing? The fact is that even though there is a Dem majority, the war is still being funded because of the "military moderates" Raul picked. Moderates like Burner.

Posted by whatever | June 21, 2007 6:44 PM

What were you saying switzerdouche

From a March 13th letter sent by Jay Inslee

That's why Senator Patty Murray, Congressman Adam Smith, Congressman Rick Larsen, and Congressman Brian Baird have joined me and thousands of other Democrats committed to helping Darcy Burner in every way possible.

I've gotten to know Darcy well over the past few months, and I can tell you that she is a thoughtful, hard working candidate who will represent the Eastside well in Congress. Growing up in a military family and working her way up the ladder at Microsoft, Darcy can connect with families throughout her district.

Posted by whatever | June 21, 2007 7:00 PM

There is nothing in the quote you gave that says she supported the war to begin with or supports prolonging the war. It only shows that she recognizes that the soldiers made sacrifices and did their best to carry out the missions they were given.

You may prefer a Dem candidate who says US soldiers are mindless war criminals, but that candidate doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell in the 8th. Time to get real Erin.

I sometimes suspect there is a collection of anti-Burner concern-trolls that haunt these sites working them for Reichert.

Posted by mirror | June 21, 2007 9:21 PM

@16 Wow you are so off base. First of all, saying that the troops did what "we" asked them to more than implies that she supports the war, and not demanding that troops come home is supporting prolonging it. What else could it mean? Secondly, I'm not a Democrat or a Republican, and no, I wouldn't prefer any candidate who calls US soldiers mindless war criminals. I want candidates who have some guts and say that they will do whatever they can possibly do to stop the war in Iraq. That's definitely not Burner. It's not most people in the Republican or Democratic Party.

Posted by erin | June 21, 2007 11:05 PM

Mirror I think people backing Burner are closet supporters of Reichert and the status quo. Please give us the best DB had/has to offer. Besides running for the seat, what has she done? When did she call on the Bushie to bring our troops home now? What did she do in 2002/3 against the war? Didn't she do some anti-war stuff in the 90's and then quit when actual anti-war people showed up?

I worked (volunteered) for Inslee back when he won the seat from Rich White Republican. I've been pretty happy with his work and always admired his anti-machine gun vote even though it was used against him.

Posted by whatever | June 22, 2007 8:03 AM

Hi. I actually live in the 8th (sometimes it seems like we East Siders are few and far between on the Slog...) I voted for DB last time. I'm quite confident I wasn't a "closet supporter... of Reichert."

I voted for her despite not knowing much about her, other than that she *wasn't* Reichert, and in the hope that the long prophecized reorienting of the East Side might be underway. She really didn't give me much of a feel either way. Her ads were cudly but vague. She seems nice but lightweight. I think of Amy Klobuchar in MN, who worked as Hennepin County (i.e. Minneapolis) Attorney for six years before running for US Senate. DB needs to prove herself somewhere other than Micro$oft OR give folks a compelling reason to get behind her campaing.

I don't give a fuck about how she feels about Iraq. With Bush in charge, the war will continue. With a Dem in the White House, the war will be ended. We were never going to get a veto-proof majority in either chamber; just getting control of both was a major miracle.

Posted by Big Sven | June 22, 2007 10:44 AM

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