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Friday, July 13, 2007

Dino Rossi’s Chief of “Non-Partisan” Staff

posted by on July 13 at 10:30 AM

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:

Guzzo (trashed here by Goldy) is not the only hotly conservative member of Rossi’s “non-partisan Idea Bank committee (trashed here by Postman.)

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.

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As the Dehumanizers said (in response to Guzzo's crotchety TV op-ed in which he said "who needs punk rock anyway") - KILL LOU GUZZO!

Needless to say, they (and I) didn't mean it literally, but it does roll off of the tongue so nicely...

Posted by Mr. X | July 13, 2007 10:35 AM

OT: I found another reason to hate Dick's. (Sorry Seattle natives ... their burgers suck. Really, they do.)

"Jim Spady of Mercer island is Vice-President, Legal Counsel, and Chief Financial Officer of the Dick's Drive-in Restaurant chain in Seattle ... Jim is a longtime member of the board of directors at Discovery Institute."

Posted by tsm | July 13, 2007 10:54 AM

So a radical extremist Creationist spinmeister thinks Rossi is too "liberal"?

Uh. This is not a sign that he isn't a radical extremist far-right Red Bushie.

Just a confirmation that he actually is.

And I should point out Dick's gives a lot of money to Boys & Girls Clubs in Seattle.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 13, 2007 10:56 AM

guzzo still alive? that guy is older than josh.

Posted by SeMe | July 13, 2007 11:27 AM

Guzzo looks like one of the old balcony guys from the muppets.

Note to SLOG readers: The muppets was a TV show that used puppets to do funny things before you were born.

Posted by ecce homo | July 13, 2007 11:46 AM

Note to Slog readers: Ecce homo thinks that Ecce homo is a clever name.


Posted by Mr. Poe | July 13, 2007 11:51 AM

Carl wrote that post, not Goldy.

Posted by thehim | July 13, 2007 12:03 PM

Haha - not living in Seattle, my only knowledge of Guzzo is from that Dehumanizers album. I'll listen to it again tonight!

Posted by Ken Ketchum | July 13, 2007 1:08 PM

Josh, you lying dickhead. You made this video yourself! Sheesh, what a creep,

Posted by MediaMasher | July 13, 2007 6:32 PM

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