Dori Monson, popped his buttons for a couple of hours Friday about ads Governor Christine Gregoire has mounted against her sneaky opponent Dino Rossi attacking his stance against embryonic stem cell reserach .
Dori (KIRO m-f, 12-3p) is a not so stealthy surrogate for Rossi.
Although Rossi claims he supports stem cell research, he really doesn't: there's some fine print he and his campaign strains to hide from voters. (And that's but one of his deeply held panderings to the religious right base who've held the state GOP hostage, and rendered them impotent statewide for decades).
Monsoon called the ad "shameless" and "disgusting" which is what he calls every act, policy or official of state, local, and federal government. It keeps him on the throne as the self-crowned King of Seattle Talk Radio, a title he's earned... one feigned tantrum at a time.
So what else is knew, you ask?
Unfortunately, the podcast from that show has disappeared from the KIRO site, so we can't delve deeper into Dori's Friday pontifications, but you can make book it's all about shame, disgust, and how the blame lands squarely on the politicians and the wack-jobs, the elites, and the human garbage who are the people of Seattle. (This little man has made a success of himself trashing his listeners and their hometown -- he's good!)
If you stuck it out through the unpleasant gubernatorial debate
Saturday night, you might have heard Rossi claim he supports stem cell
research. But what he leaves out is that he supports adult stem cell research, a new area that's been cleared as "moral" by
scientists Christianist clergy.
But Dino opposes research on embryonic cells, the most promising work. These cells are byproduct of fertility clinics, and if they're not used by science, they're thrown in the dumpster.
The research is widely approved by the American people.
But Rossi can't say openly and honestly he opposes it because he's trying to seem moderate in one of the strongest pro-choice states in the country, and reproductive choice for women is a value this "guy from Issaquah" does not share with his fellow Washingtonians.
But it is one he share swith George W. Bush who has stymied this research on religious grounds for the last seven years.
So hDino and Dori shoot the messengers by attacking the ads which point out his extreme position to the public.
That's but one among many things Rossi hides
from mainstream voters. He not only opposes comprehensive stem cell
research -- he's against women's reproductive rights; thinks we're
still debating global warming; is open to creationism being taught in
public schools, and opposes medically accurate sex education.
He doesn't think women should have access to Plan B or other contraceptives.
Rossi depends on tools like Monson to change the subject as he did Friday, and pump up outrage at Gregoire for bringing it up.
We hope the voters will see through Dino's obfuscations again in 2008, and hey: could be with a little bigger margin... please?
(Dori's Kingly success is partly default. Dori's the only locally-produced right-wing disestablishment stick-it-in-your-eye contrarian left in the Seattle market. There's a time-honored place for at least one... it's been Mike Siegel, Bryan Suits, Pete Weissbach, Lou Pate, Frank Shiers, Dan Sytman. Dave Boze, Kirby, and John Carlson are still there, but kinda not, if you know what we mean. The rest are as good as gone which leaves Dori his mantle of mockery and crown of fake laughter).