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Friday, March 7, 2008

Yelling at Frank Chopp. Goldy’s Turn.

posted by on March 7 at 12:51 PM

I’ve been kinda sorta pressuring House Majority leader Frank Chopp (D-43, Wallingford) to pass the homeowners’ warranty bill (which he killed last session) all year this year.

If he doesn’t schedule a vote to pass the bill out of Rules by the end of the day today, it’s dead.

KOMO picked up on the story this week.

But never mind me or KOMO.

Now Goldy is in on it

There’s no kinda, sorta over at HorsesAss. Take it away, Mr. Goldstein:

… there’s only one “stakeholder” Chopp seems to be concerned with, and that is the BIAW. Now, I don’t know if Chopp is simply afraid of the BIAW, or if he’s worked out some kind of a deal with them in which he’s promised not to pass the bill, but that’s the only reasonable explanation for Chopp’s intransigence on a bill that merely gives buyers of single family homes the same rights condo owners have enjoyed since 1990. I can sue my doctor… I can sue my lawyer… I can sue my auto mechanic or even my barber… but I can’t sue a contractor for refusing to fix shoddy materials or workmanship in a brand new house. What’s up with that? …

[W]hen he’s so clearly caving to the BIAW on such an uncontroversial scrap of necessary consumer protection, one has to wonder if Chopp’s focus on building a majority is getting in the way of his willingness to use it?

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Chopp is a tool.

Posted by tiptoe tommy | March 7, 2008 12:59 PM

As a journalist, Josh, why are you encouraging anyone to pass any particular form of legislation?

Posted by ecce homo | March 7, 2008 1:15 PM


My God, ecce homo, you've thrown me into an existential crisis here.

Posted by Josh Feit | March 7, 2008 1:24 PM

Most of people at the Stranger are copies of the Dan persona, VERY dtrong on opinion and editorial.

Alas, the titles are reporters and writers.

Chopp wants to get out of Oly ASAP.

Suggest Federal Law Suit - can the state take away the right to sue, why is that in the interest of the state. They don't build houses.

Goldy is hardly cooking like the old days. Sad, his blog was great during THE Contest.

Posted by Arnold | March 7, 2008 2:21 PM

Ok, now I'm just confused.

But I still mean to recall any of my electeds who try to force thru a public funding for sports stadium issue.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 7, 2008 2:22 PM

Frank's obsession with BIAW is because they give him money and we constituents just vote for him, guess we know where his loyalties lie. I hope he has a viable opponent next time he runs.

Posted by tired of not being represented in Oly | March 8, 2008 5:39 PM

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