News Democratic Party Faithful Pissed at Speaker Chopp
posted by March 9 at 22:06 PMon
House Speaker Frank Chopp’s (D-43, Wallingford) decision for the second year in a row to kill Sen. Brian Weinstein’s (D-41, Mercer Island) bill that would have given homebuyer’s a guaranteed warranty has the typically partisan Northwest Progressive Institute hopping mad.
They’re naming names:
And yet we know that there are at least seven Democratic representatives in the state House who have foolishly sided with the BIAW and used their influence to block legislation the BIAW opposes, or at least pledged to vote against it. This includes SB 6385 - the Homeowner’s Bill of Rights.
Speaker Frank Chopp - 43rd District
Representatives Judy Clibborn and Fred Jarrett - 41st District
Representative Larry Springer - 45th District
Representatives Deborah Eddy and Ross Hunter - 48th District
Representative Mark Ericks - 1st District
Of all of these individuals, it is perhaps Judy Clibborn who has been the most honest about her position - though she hasn’t hesitated to deceive her constituents by explaining her opposition to SB 6385 using a canned BIAW response filled with false assertions and lies.
From: Clibborn, Rep. Judy
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 2:48 PM
Subject: RE: Cause of action for negligent construction -SB 6385
This is a bad bill. I will do everything in my power to see that it does not get to the floor for a vote. It is currently in Rules and not eligible for a vote. IF it gets out, I will vote no.
The message speaks for itself. Judy Clibborn has allowed herself to be used as a tool of the BIAW. Rather than standing up for the people she’s supposed to represent, she has sold herself to the other side.
The BIAW will undoubtedly reward Clibborn’s loyalty with a check from its political action committee, the “Affordable Housing Council” - as it has done in the past:
11/06/2006: $700.00 from the WA AFFORDABLE HOUSING COUNCIL (general)
07/28/2006: $700.00 from the WA AFFORDABLE HOUSING COUNCIL (primary)
09/13/2004: $675.00 from the WA AFFORDABLE HOUSING COUNCIL (primary)
11/01/2004: $675.00 from the WA AFFORDABLE HOUSING COUNCIL (general)
At the same time, the BIAW will be working to ensure that Clibborn loses her Transportation Committee chairmanship by spending huge sums of money to help Republicans take control of Olympia. That is, after all, their agenda.