Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Sunday, October 15, 2006


'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe

- Lewis Carroll
The topsy-turvy world of twenty-something Democratic political quotes continues. In yesterday's Lewiston Tribune, Caitlin Ross informed us that we need to stop sending all those boring old businessmen and farmers to Olympia and vote for a 22-year office assistant instead.

In yesterday's Daily News, Nathan Horter said it was a good thing that he has lived in Whitman County for only 18 months and has no connections to the area. So what if he might move away when his girlfriend graduates from the WSU Vet School? He posts at Daily Kos. He's part of the netroots. Horter wants to "mix up" the county's political system.

And even though Horter has no political experience, no degree in accounting or finance, or anything else that would even remotely qualify him for the Auditor's office, he could redo the County Auditor's web site and he has a "history and personality based on accuracy," whatever that means.

Horter is also "not bothered" by the 2,000 more votes that Eunice Coker received in the primary than he did. That's good, because soon we won't be bothered by all the slime swirling around the Auditor's race either. More about that later.

1 comment:

Satanic Mechanic said...

Boring old Farmers eh? Let's see... what is the number one money maker of this county? FARMING! Who are the best people that should represent Whitman County? The Farmers and the boring old businessmen who have been here in this area most if not all their lives.
I am willing to bet that Ms.Ross has never stepped foot on a farm, never got her hands dirty doing one day of manual labor and never talked to a real Whitman County Farmer. Typical Bellevue Brat!

As for Horter, "mix-up" the system? What the hell does that mean? Screw it up? Base Whitman County voting on King County counting tactics. Sounds like the only thing Mr. Horter will do is redo the County's website. What a chimp.