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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Oly Inaction: Chopp is Stalling Again

posted by on March 6 at 12:23 PM

Last year, Sen. Brian Weinstein’s (D-41, Mercer Island) homeowner bill of rights turned into an explosive issue when it died in the House. Sen. Weinstein blamed House Speaker Frank Chopp (D-43, Wallingford).

For many, the issue became a symbol of Chopp’s kowtowing to the conservative Building and Industry Association of Washington (BIAW)—which itself became shorthand for Chopp’s weird strategy of not using his giant majority for fear of losing it. (And so, the point of having the near-super-majority is…?)

Anyway, as Slog readers know, I’ve been tracking Sen. Weinstein’s homeowners’ rights bill this session.

And, with some hilarious footage shot last night of Chopp avoiding the cameras, KOMO’s on it now too!

Click on “watch the story.”

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what's the point of having nuclear weapons if you don't use them?

Posted by some dude | March 6, 2008 12:28 PM

i watched it, and it was anything but hilarious. now give me those 3 minutes back.

Posted by cochise. | March 6, 2008 12:29 PM

That's a butt-ugly house. Where's ELF when you need them?

Posted by DOUG. | March 6, 2008 12:40 PM

The point is, of course, to keep the other guy from getting it. If Chopp goes after BIAW, the Republicans win in the next election, both the governor and huge gains in the Senate and House, enabling them to do bad stuff.

That's the theory at any rate. I don't entirely agree, but it is undeniable that the Rs have a ton of bad stuff they'd like to get going on.

Posted by Fnarf | March 6, 2008 12:50 PM

Oh, Fnarf, you're assuming Josh knows anything about elections ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 6, 2008 1:09 PM

Shut up, Will.

Posted by Fnarf | March 6, 2008 1:23 PM

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