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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Rossi Concedes

posted by on November 5 at 11:51 AM

Looks like someone has to go and get a real job now. No more running for governor for a living, Dino.

Rossi said at a news conference at his campaign headquarters in Redmond that he called Gregoire this morning to congratulate her.

Wouldn’t you have loved to be in the room with Gregoire when she took that call? I like to think she was polite while Dino was on the line, and then did a little dance while screaming “FUCK YOU, MOTHERFUCKER! HA! FUCK YOU!” just as soon as he hung up.

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Potential-enactors, to the YouTube!!

Posted by palamedes | November 5, 2008 11:59 AM

Note to Eastern Washington: Seattle did not steal this one, we won it fair and square. SUCK IT, MUTHAFUCKAS!

Posted by Madashell | November 5, 2008 12:02 PM

Power-hungry people always find a way to insert themselves into elections. While my fervent hope is that Rossi quits running for office altogether and becomes a lobbyist or CEO or something, I'm slightly concerned that he'll try yet again for the state's top office in 2012. I hope not, but the fear is there.

I think Rossi has his sights set on running for POTUS someday, and realizes that his state senate record won't make him a very attractive candidate. So I must ask whether anyone is concerned that Rossi might try to run against Patty Murray when her term is up in 2010. If he wants to make a bid for a spot on the national stage, wouldn't that be the next logical step?

Posted by GrammarCop | November 5, 2008 12:05 PM

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving little prick.

And that goes double for Eyeman.

Posted by Fuck Dino, Fuck the BIAW | November 5, 2008 12:11 PM

I loved how Rossi was all like "It's not election night in Washington, it's election week," last night when it began to look like he was going to lose.

Don't need a week this time, chump.

Posted by Dave | November 5, 2008 12:12 PM

So can he come out of the closet now?

Posted by hey | November 5, 2008 12:14 PM

Now she can get back to wasting money on nothing.

Posted by great | November 5, 2008 12:16 PM

@2 - Actually Gregoire had a wonderful showing in the Olympic Peninsula (maybe that message about saving Puget Sound?) and even did extremely well in Spokane and Clark (Vancouver, Wash.) Counties.

Go Washington! :)

Posted by Benny | November 5, 2008 12:17 PM

I hope that Gregoire takes him up on his offer to help with the budget and deficit that we will be facing.

It will go a long way to heal the hearts of his supporters and has the potential of helping all of us (including we Gregoire supporters)

Posted by Gordon | November 5, 2008 12:18 PM

Did you see him last night after all the networks had given it to Gregoire? He was such a jerk about losing. The man has no class and no grace.

Posted by Bauhaus | November 5, 2008 12:29 PM

What about Darcy Burner? I saw her ahead last night and then today I'm seeing Richart barely ahead. Is this finalized?

Posted by Den | November 5, 2008 12:32 PM

Dino sucks. His sour grapes speech last night was unbelievable. I thought for sure he'd spend another couple months wasting everyone's time and energy trying to pull another lost campaign out of the dumpster. I'm glad to see he finally accepted the fact that WA doesn't want him.

Posted by Chad | November 5, 2008 12:40 PM

@ 8 - Dino's PAC supporters had billboards posted in E. Washington saying, "Don't Let Seattle Steal THIS Election!" Thus, my response. A sweet victory, given all the money Rossi's hacks spent to get him elected. No razor-thin margin this time!

Posted by Madashell | November 5, 2008 12:46 PM

Nevermind. According to this:

It's still undecided. Torture!

Posted by Den | November 5, 2008 12:47 PM

I wish I had video of the little speech he gave last night around 9:30. It was right around the Obama speech so only KONG was showing it. But it was obnoxious. He went on and on about what he was going to do once the votes were counted and he was in office in Olympia. How everyone had been mean to him, etc. He spoke like his election was a certainty and his god-given right.

It would be hilarious to watch if its available somewhere.

Posted by scott | November 5, 2008 1:01 PM

boo hoo, I voted for Dino. I wanted to see him win. boo hoo. Can I have my old job back?

Posted by Dadley Steinfocker | November 5, 2008 1:07 PM

boo hoo, I voted for Dino. I wanted to see him win. boo hoo. Can I have my old job back?

Posted by Dadley Steinfocker | November 5, 2008 1:08 PM

boo hoo, I voted for Dino. I wanted to see him win. boo hoo. Can I have my old job back?

Posted by Dadley Steinfocker | November 5, 2008 1:11 PM

Come on Darcy- You can do it!!

Posted by SeMe | November 5, 2008 1:11 PM

poor Dino...and his Eastside Commercial Bank isn't doing very well either...and it looks like it's going to be a few years before there's a Republican back in the White House and I don't think Cantwell and Murray are going anywhere so there really isn't a job for him in the public sector for the forseeable future, unless he wants to go back into the state legislature or run for Mayor of Bellevue.

Posted by michael strangeways | November 5, 2008 2:27 PM

Dino won't run in 2012, it will be MCKENNA! Anyone who voted for McKenna for AG because "they don't like Ladenburg" don't see the forest.

Posted by watcher | November 5, 2008 2:55 PM

Funny, *I* did the whole "FUCK YOU, MOTHERFUCKER! HA! FUCK YOU!" dance right after he conceded . . . an old-fashioned ass-whupping couldn't happen to a more-deserving guy!

Posted by Murgen | November 5, 2008 3:26 PM

@21, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. And as bad as McKenna is, he's better than Rossi. And Ladenburg ran an unbelievably inept campaign, LOSING KING COUNTY and running behind even Jason Osgood, our SecState candidate.

Posted by lorax | November 5, 2008 3:28 PM

Dino Just doesn't get it. He call voters theives on his billboards pisses off everone with his bullshit slander.Looses Spokane and Whitman county It's not about being a replubican or democrat, it's about the person. Washington State has had good Governors both parties. Chris Gregorie is a honorable Governor,Dan Evans a republican was a very good Governor. Dino please run again I want to see you become a 3 time looser it represents the person you really are.

Posted by Dan | November 5, 2008 8:47 PM

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