Listening to the national news last night, I heard over and over how voters were "repudiating the status quo."
While that may be true, Whitman County voted FOR the status quo.
Maria Cantwell is still our Senator.
Cathy McMorris is still our Congresswoman.
Susan Owens is still a Supreme Court Justice.
We still have two Republican state representatives.
We still have a Republican District 3 County Commissioner.
We still have a Republican Auditor.
The death tax is still alive.
Farmers and landowners are still subject to the depredations of the Growth Management Act and Critical Areas Ordinances.
Pullman still has a property tax bond.
Lest local Dems get too giddy, they should remember as they pull up their yard signs that only one of the names on those signs actually won.