Politics Dino Rossi’s Chief of “Non-Partisan” Staff
posted by July 13 at 10:30 AMon
To shush the critics of his non-profit group, Forward Washington, Dino Rossi likes to name check Lou Guzzo.
The criticism is that Rossi’s organization is actually a partisan campaign group. Guzzo is on Forward Washington’s “Idea Bank” committee—a committee Rossi has tasked with presenting FW’s ideas to the legislature. And Rossi thinks name checking Guzzo will quiet the critics because Guzzo once worked for Democratic Governor Dixy Lee Ray.
Sorry, Dino. That’s not too convincing. Dixy Lee Ray was a conservative Democrat and well… welcome to the world of Lou Guzzo. You will not believe the stuff this guy says. Courtesy of an e-mail I got this morning:
Yesterday, for example, I reported that committee member Matthew Manweller is also the Chairman of the Kittitas County Republican Party. I also reported that another member of the FW Idea Bank committee, Susan Hutchison, is a regular GOP contributor, including donating $500 to hard partisan Stephen Johnson, the former state Republican Senator who ran a BIAW-backed campaign for state Supreme Court. Olson also considered running against Mike McGavick in the GOP primary last year—she thought McGavick was too liberal— and, I just found out, she’s on the board of the Discovery institute.