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Friday, November 9, 2007

One More Column for Susan Paynter to Write

posted by on November 9 at 14:58 PM

Last March, Susan Paynter, who has since retired from her longtime gig as a PI columnist, wrote this:

I wanted to ask Rossi about all of that and more this week. As governor, where would he stand on issues such as domestic partnerships? Same-sex civil unions? Unfettered pharmacy access to the Plan B morning-after pill? Even the record number of appointments of women to key state posts that Gov. Chris Gregoire has made? Three times I called his office at Forward Washington. Eventually an answer came. “He hasn’t made the decision to run,” Forward Washington’s Sarah Dorn told me. “When he does make that decision — and I’m not sure when he will — he’ll be happy to discuss it.”

Rossi is now officially running for governor, and given yesterday’s District Court decision suspending the state pharmacy board’s rule that Plan B had to be made available to customers, Rossi’s opinion about Plan B has is pretty relevant.

Rossi still won’t return my calls or e-mails (I guess he didn’t like that I asked him about S-CHIP). So, please Susan Paynter, come out of retirement for one more column. See if Rossi is happy to answer your questions about Plan B like he told you he’d be.

During his time as a Senator in Olympia, Rossi voted to fund abstinence-only education programs; voted to allow insurance companies to deny women coverage for birth control pills; and voted against allowing the State Dept. of Health and Human Services to provide contraception to poor families.

I’m scheduled to talk to Gov. Gregoire this afternoon to get her reaction to the Plan B ruling.

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I predict that the Radical Red Bushie Rossi will lie in public on this issue, saying one thing to the average voter, and another in coded and uncoded emails and letters to his extremist base.

Government should stop trying to force itself on women.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 9, 2007 3:11 PM

Ask her if she'll sign a civil unions bill this next term Josh. She doesn't necessarily have the support of this homo and I'm fucking tired of the dems in power thinking I'm willing to continue to put up with their BS of not being able to get it done when they control both houses of the legislature and the governor's office. Will she put the power of the Governor's office behind doing the right thing and passing a bill that really does something. I don't give a shit if it's called marriage or not- I'm just as happy at this point for a civil union bill that equalizes the rights for all of us. I'm willing to leave marriage for another day.

I'd like to see if the radiant Chris G. has the fortitude to actually stand up for something.

Posted by Dave Coffman | November 9, 2007 3:12 PM

I'm usually not a typo-pointer-outer, but I thought this was hilarious:

"...Rossi voted to fun abstinence-only education programs..."

Fun abstinence-only = Accidental oxymoron!

Posted by tabletop_joe | November 9, 2007 3:37 PM

good catch, t_j. not only doesn't it work ... oh, wait, um, I recall having fun while being abstinent. Chess for example. Strip chess. So long as we kept our undergarments on ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 9, 2007 4:25 PM


The Governor and the State Legislature did pass both a Domestic Partner Bill and the Anti-Discrimination Bill (after over 25 years of trying). That might not be the whole enchilada, but they are solid accomplishments which should not be belittled. If Rossi had been Governor, those bills would have been vetoed.

Posted by Ogre Mage | November 9, 2007 10:41 PM
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