Using that same logic, why then aren't local Dems getting behind Mike McGavick and Cathy McMorris? The Republican Party controls Congress. Washington's delegation ranks a pathetic 16.99 in power, according to Congress.org, compared with Idaho's 28.63 and Montana's 32.85. Heck, Maria Cantwell is ranked next to last in the Senate. McGavick would certainly be ranked higher than that just by virtue of being a Republican. If McMorris remains in Congress, her influence for Eastern Washington will only grow. She already serves on the powerful House Armed Services Committee.
Oh no, local Democrats tell us. It's time for a change! The GOP is corrupt and out of touch with voters. Nearly 2 out of 3 Washingtonians disapprove of President Bush's performance and are against the Iraq War.
That's interesting, because the latest Strategic Vision poll of Washington residents reports that:
47% disapprove of Governor Gregoire's job performance, while only 44% approveDemocrats have been in charge in Olympia for decades. Based on these numbers, voters think it's time for change there too.
50% disapprove of the the Legislature's job performance, while only 41% approve
58% think Washington is headed in the wrong direction
So which is it, Rats? Go with the status quo majority or time for a change? How about you spare us all the nitwittery and let's have the best candidate win?
As I told Scotty and Peter once on The PES, I could never be a Democrat (again). I can't put my brain in suspended animation.