After Bill O'Reilly announced Governor Christine Gregoire's phone number over national teevee last night, and again on the radio today, phones in hers and other Olympia offices went mad with pissed-off listeners, according to a staffer in Lt. Gov. Brad Owen's office.
(photo: Governor Gregoire - she's got more hanging than Billo)
"I assume legislators are getting the same treatment. Most calls we've fielded are from out of state." he told BlatherWatch.
O' Reilly has written on his website: "Traditional Americans are outraged, but the governor wont [sic] remove the placard. We are mobilizing the folks and want you to join in..."
Just back from Washington DC, on less-pressing matters, we presume the governor is aware of the crisis. It's a shame our National Guard units are so thin -- we may need the troops called to quell the crêche-hungry mobs approaching Olympia.
The governor can expect more incoming -- O'Reilly will do another segment tonight on "the Gregoire situation" on his teevee show's Unresolved Issues segment.
The mighty Bill O'Reilly has thundered, and state officials must drop what they're doing to assuage this blowhard who's stirred up once again this sectarian pissing match.
It's maddening to us, but Gregoire probably must respond to this show biz stunt revived each year by this tabloid teevee macro-dwarf.
Gregoire spent a few days in the other Washington with governors and Barack Obama trying to get some economic relief for the states.
Ultimately responsible with what happens at General Administration, she probably hasn't spent much time micromanaging grounds policies, what with the day-to-day business of managing a state, especially in the dire economics of post-Bush America.
We plotz that our governor should spent one minute of the people's time responding and thereby giving credibility to this show-biz demagogue.