More like off the diamond-studded cufflink. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called a press conference to explain that his secretly recorded comments dismissing 47 percent of Americans as welfare queens were merely "off the cuff" and "not elegantly stated," so, you know, nothing to see here. Yeah, well, either way he's still a dick.
"A depressingly inept presidential campaign." That's conservative columnist David Brooks lambasting "Thurston Howell Romney" for comments Brooks describes as "a country-club fantasy." Ouch. "When will the incompetence stop?" Brooks asks. Hopefully in November, a weary nation replies.
Cue the angry Seattle Times editorials. SPEEA negotiators unanimously advise the union's 23,000 members to reject Boeing's latest contract offer. The white collar engineering union's contract expires on October 6.
Highway 99 tunnel toll down. House Transportation Committee chair Judy Clibborn says she's ready to accept less tolling revenue for the Highway 99 tunnel, if that's what it takes to keep the toll low enough for people to actually use it.
Talk about a fraud. Early in his term, Attorney General Rob McKenna made combatting fraud and identity theft a main focus of his administration. Turns out Washington still has the eighth highest rate of fraud in the nation.
Doctors perform world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplant.Yay?
And finally, the Democratic House Majority PAC is spending $380,000 to run this anti-Koster/war-on-women ad in the Seattle market: