GOP guber-candidate Dino Rossi appeared on KUOW's The Conversation (m-f, 1-2p) Wednesday as announced below. Here's how it went:
Listening to Dino Rossi trying to stuff his memorized talking points and old jokes from his speeches into the shortest time and space possible, was like hearing a half hour of one of those fast-readers doing the disclaimers on a hemorrhoid commercial.
Guy Nelson, filling in for Reynolds, could have interrupted these rushed Bar Mitzvah-like litanies, but he rarely did.
Invoking his Klinkit grandma who always told him to clean up his campsite, we were amazed to hear that Rossi has been born-again as an environmentalist since he last ran -- an "entrepreneurial environmentalist," whatever that is.
Although you can't pin him down on whether humans have caused or exacerbated it, he now admits we're "beyond the debate" as to whether the earth is warming. (Wonder what global warming denier and Rossi loyalist Stefan Sharkansky has to say about that? Or Rossi supporters like the pro-global warming Building Industry Association of WA (BIAW) who call the environmentally concerned -- gee, that's everybody! -- "Nazis.").
Although there were few discouraging words from callers or host, a listener asked Rossi to renounce the BIAW, and return all their money after the Nazi remark and their reference to the Governor a "she-wolf." He demurred, of course -- after all, he needs the money!
(We don't think wolfish qualities in an elected official fighting for us is a bad thing, although we're sure the BIAW and Rossi used the term to incite any incipient sexism that might exist 'neath the rocks of the GOP. If we were to assign animal qualities to Dino (which we would never do), we'd certainly lean towards the unfuzzy, the reptilian).
The attempt to bring in the Fox News demon, MoveOn.org was funny if it weren't so deceptive. MoveOn, a grassroots fundraising organization has given money to the state Democratic Party, but not to Gregoire.
Rossi needs to get his demons straight -- and we're sure he will.
After hearing him today, we doubt seriously the governor will have much trouble sending this very flawed and poor performing opponent back to his real estate office and his proper place as an "entrepreneurial loser."
In a rare venture off the right-wing radio reservation, the weasel-tongued Dino Rossi, Republican candidate for Governor will appear this afternoon on KUOW's The Conversation with Ross Reynolds (m-f, 1-2p).
Rossi has mounted an in-name-only campaign against incumbent Christine Gregoire.
Call in at 1:40p and ask him his favorite color.
"I wuz robbed. "
"She's a bitch."
"Dress to impress!"
(Dave Ross, Dino Rossi, and Ross Reynolds are not related.)