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Can't we sue him and use the fine to pay Congressman Jim McDermott's fine?

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 4, 2008 1:01 PM

Sutherland serves his masters well. And I don't mean the public.

Posted by laterite | April 4, 2008 1:42 PM

what does the phrase "run your ground wires" mean?

Posted by lol | April 4, 2008 1:51 PM

Couldn't be Frank Chopp. He was busy with his pals at BIAW trying to kill the homeowners Bill of Rights. This was before, of course, the BIAW's assertion that environmentalists are nazis. `Cuz I'm sure Frank would have distanced himself from the organization had he know they'd offend all the wealthy environmentalists who happen to be Jewish and help fund so many Dem House races around the state. Right, Josh? Right?

Could you ask him, just to clarify?

Posted by Bluneck | April 4, 2008 2:07 PM

I'm shaking my head in befuddlement about how a post that started out doing its readers such a service -- reinforcing what many of us had known -- that Sutherland is in bed with the land rapers -- could turn into such a whining continuation of Josh's petulant little snit against the Speaker.

Thanks for the post, Josh, except for the last two paragraphs, which only tell your readers that you're too lazy to do your job completely. There are plenty of pro-Glacier Democrats in the House who could have tipped off Sutherland, and there is no evidence beyond your pathetic little innuendo that the Speaker is one of them.

But Sutherland must go. And we have a chance to support a real fighting Democrat, Peter Goldmark, for Land Commissioner. Peter's campaign kickoff is this coming Monday at 5 PM at the Sculpture Park on the waterfront. It's only $35 a pop.

Posted by ivan | April 4, 2008 2:11 PM

well, you could ask for speaker chopp's emails but under the law he doesn't have to give them to you...the state legislature conveniently exempts itself from the public disclosure act.

Posted by toobad | April 4, 2008 2:16 PM

Sutherland's a phony moderate. He's selling out to big mining interests just like any Republican would.

Posted by J.R. | April 4, 2008 4:50 PM

What a surprise that Sutherland is in the pocket of mining and timber He gathers money from Glacier's lobbyists (The gano family and the durkan family & their mining friends) like collecting lollipops.

As far as the Speaker -- doesn't his "right hand" --Kessler -- hate the enviro community??? Let's stop defending Chopp and ask why Democrats in the House are allowing her to rule???

Finally, where is the Governor??? Puget Sound Partnership, protecting shorelines -- where is she? Is her relationship with the durkan family more important than Maury??? Probably, since one of them is her attorney and two of them represent the multinational mining operation.

Let's get rid of Sutherland and tell the Gov and House Dem. Leadership that they are accountable.

Thanks, Josh, for another piece of good work.

Posted by EnviroDem | April 4, 2008 5:45 PM

At least with the democrates you know who's doing who. With the republicans you're never sure, and I think Dougie is doing more than his share.

Posted by MCC | April 4, 2008 7:21 PM

Let's get rid of Sutherland! Looking at what the democratic majority in the state leg FAILED to do this year, it is clear some of them are dems in name only. Let's id those folks and get someone in their place who deserves the democratic name. If we had folks who would walk the talk on enviro issues instead of these pretend dems, we could stop the big corporate interests and people like Frank Chopp and the gov wouldn't want to be chums with them any more.

Posted by mamabear | April 5, 2008 9:57 AM

I can't believe you think Sutherland mentioning potential legislation is a big deal. THERE'S ALWAYS A BILL ABOUT MAURY. Big news tip for you, I betcha next session there's going to be a bill about Maury Island. But don't say you heard it from me.

Posted by Ed the Head | April 5, 2008 8:37 PM

Something is seriously wrong when a public official, paid with OUR taxes, is working for the interests of big business. Those of us who are activists must work our day job and fight these corrupt politicians on our time off.

Posted by Ethel | April 6, 2008 11:32 AM

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