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Monday, October 27, 2008

October Surprise, Washington Edition?

posted by on October 27 at 18:45 PM

Republican Dino Rossi will be deposed before the election:

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi must give a deposition before Election Day as part of a lawsuit alleging illegal campaign spending by his biggest backer, the Building Industry Association of Washington.

King County Superior Court Judge Paris Kallas said the public interest demands that Rossi give his answers before, not after, the election is over, and accordingly granted a request for expedited discovery in the case. Rossi’s deposition was scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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Hey! That's the judge that married me and my husband. Does she never stop doing me favors?! What a nice lady!

Posted by Tina | October 27, 2008 7:10 PM

In the end Gregoire is still going to loose lousy candidate lousy campaign. Notice the Obama/Gregiore campaign sign ratio vs the McCain/Rossi campaign sign ration.

I literally pass dozens of Obama signs every day I have seen maybe two McCain signs this entire campaign. On the flip side I see dozens of Rossi signs especially up in the north end (Kenmore, Bothell, etc) and have seen an occasional Gregoire sign (usually with an Obama sign).

Based on this horribly unscientific observation I'm betting that Obama will win Washington and Gregiore will loose Washington.

Posted by Dingo Rossi | October 27, 2008 7:32 PM

Washington on the loose!

Posted by Chris in Tampa | October 27, 2008 7:39 PM

...and Seattle will still be okay.

Enjoy your gridlock and EPA warnings, Eastside!

Posted by AJ | October 27, 2008 7:55 PM

at #4

In a twisted way thats actually reassuring. Who gives a shit if they get light rail or whatever. Ima get all NIMBY too. F*ck em. Unless it takes funding from Metro/ST, which Rossi loathes. I think the media should do an expose about how Seattle as a city will be punished under a Rossi regime. I think the American people would be interested in such an expose.

Posted by jessejb | October 27, 2008 8:22 PM

Where are the hearts that that an Italian-American is being discriminated against because of his heritage?

Not in hypocrittle, Wash-IN-TON.

Posted by John Bailo | October 27, 2008 8:25 PM

yep, John Bailo @6, you really nailed that one (putting your intelligence level right out there for everyone to see, yet again!)

yessir, a repugnant piece of shit I have no problem with normally, but an EYE-talian one?? over my dead body!

(are you really stupid enough to believe that, jackass, or are you just playin' stupid again?)

Posted by jw | October 27, 2008 8:41 PM

Not only an Italian, but a ROMAN CATHOLIC. I don't want any mackerel snappers in the Governor's mansion.

Posted by no on dino | October 27, 2008 8:48 PM

That's right Bailo.

I don't hate Rossi for being against civil rights, against women's rights, anti-transit, anti-science, anti-environment, and totally in the pocket of the BIAW.

No. None of that. I hate him because he's Italian.

*rolls eyes*

Posted by Reverse Polarity | October 27, 2008 9:53 PM

Seattle's anti-Italianess has come bubbling up to the surface.

In Queens, New York, from where I hale, there is a great pizza place on almost every major intersection.

Seattle? You have to look up "Best Pizza" in a magazine and then call them and have them deliver it. can't just stroll up while waiting for the bus and lean into the open counter from the sidewalk and get a slice of Sicilian.

This to me speaks louder than words!

Seattle is using defamatory and prejudicial tactics to stop an Italian man from taking over.

Because he will free us from the slavery of Gregoirianism.

Posted by John Bailo | October 27, 2008 10:20 PM

My god! That witch deserves to lose this election. Talk about dirty politics! Looks like the Dems will attempt to win at any cost, even if it takes assistance from the courts.

I'm completely disgusted to live in this state any longer.


Posted by Gregoire deserves to lose | October 27, 2008 10:36 PM

Huh? Bailo is from Queens?

It all makes sense now...

Posted by Hal | October 27, 2008 10:52 PM

For a minute I was overcome with joy. Then I realized I had confused the meaning of deposed and defenestrated.

Posted by kinaidos | October 27, 2008 11:40 PM

Hey Bailio-old-boy head back to Queens if you miss it so much.

Rossi is a creepy and low hitting fucker. Bring him back to New Yawk if you can.

Posted by bobcat | October 27, 2008 11:59 PM

Sort of off topic, but I was reading the really bizarre comment by Bailo today about anti-Italian sentiment and I felt like I absolutely had to know more about this guy. So I dug around some on-line and I found some pretty interesting things about Bailo, for instance this gem from an old "diary" of his about how he believes there are zombies in the world :

"I think there are zombies in the world. I felt this many years ago, flying into Kennedy Airport. This was before 9/11. There was just this feeling that everyone there was dead. Obviously walking around and all, but there was just no consciousness there...mere automata. I thought, I'm glad I live in Seattle -- people are really alive there."

Who knew Bailo actually liked Seattle?! Also, did you know that Bailo hates being called Sir and has complained to Starbucks about it because he feels it's the equivalent of using racial slurs? He even wrote this letter to the PI about it:

"Go into any Starbucks. If you are above a certain age, the person at the counter will greet you as "Sir". This is not a term of respect (although, if I launched a suit against them, they would claim such). It is a term of age discrimination. It's the same, to me, as long ago when a Black man might be called "Boy" and no one would bat an eyelid. No one at Starbucks will admit or condemn this behavior. I have written 10 customer complaints but to no avail (except for a few free latte coupons)."

He also loves Linux, apparently. And his favourite radio station used to be the '80's station at 92.5 FM which, ironically perhaps, is now a vintage hip-hop station of sorts. But you know what's really interesting when you google him? He writes angry letters to pretty much everyone. You can find ridiculous statements by him on the websites for the Seattle Times, the PI, the New York Times, Microsoft tech support, various Linux pages, political blogs on every end of the spectrum, environmental pages, transit pages, Starbucks pages, and so on. I don't know if anyone else read the recent article in the Seattle Weekly about the man who for several years has been writing letters with corrections of various errors both real and imagined to major newspapers across the country, but Bailo would appear to be a spiritual equivalent. And how did those papers eventually respond to the insane barrage of letters coming from him? They ignored him until he stopped.

Posted by barefootandaimless | October 28, 2008 1:54 AM

I think the real issue here is Bailo's anti Nordic-ness.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | October 28, 2008 6:00 AM

Irish Celts Against Wops!
Go Gregoire! You suck less than Rossi!
Bailo! You suck more!

Posted by Irish-Americans for O'Bama | October 28, 2008 8:09 AM

I jumped the tracks when he threw legitimate businesspeople under the bus.

Some of us are PROUD of that aspect of our family history-- just because you're a skeeze doesn't mean the rest are.

Oh, and then his "LOLinjuns" reply to the Casino Chris ads.

Posted by AJ | October 28, 2008 8:14 AM

"John Bailo" is a fictional troll identity messing with you

Posted by reminder | October 28, 2008 9:05 AM

@19: It's a staffer.

Money's on ECB

Posted by AJ | October 28, 2008 9:23 AM

A corrupt Republican. How original.

Posted by Greg | October 28, 2008 9:40 AM


I guess Bailo has never heard of Garlic Gulch, or frequented well-loved Seattle establishments such as DeLaurenti's or Borrachini's. Yup, Seattle's a regular hotbed of anti-Italian sentiment (well, notwithstanding one murder at Fort Lawton, oh, 60+ years ago).

Y'all can add that to the 20,000+ page list of things he doesn't know...

Posted by Mr. X | October 28, 2008 9:43 AM

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