Stupid has a gravitational pull. ~Dave Ramsey.
In March, KIRO Little Hero Dori Monson (m-f, 12-3p) asked Rep. Dave Reichert, “Did I hear you say earlier that you wanna, you wanna, fix this bill? Because the strategy among a lot of Republicans that I’m hearin' over the last 24 hours is tuh repeal it. Going forward, do you wanna fix this bill, or do you want tuh repeal this bill?”
Reichert answered, (as Dori gently laved his testicles) that repealing the health care reform bill was a “radical approach” that was “highly unlikely” to succeed. He even said the effort (by Republicans) was “more a political move, a political argument, than a substantial, uh, argument…”So what did the elegantly-coiffed sheriff cum congressman do last week? He signed-on to a bill to repeal healthcare!
It's hard to see these flip-flops as other than go-along/get-along capitulation to the national 'fuck Obama strategy,' and CMA tactical writhing to protect him from tea party primary opposition. Repeal of DADT is favored by over 70% of voters, and is considered inevitable by most everybody; we haven't seen any numbers, but you'd think corporate control of the Interwebs might not be favored in the tech-heavy 8th.
The gorgeous, vacuous 8th District congressman is generally harmless, keeps his head down, and lets his staff and the GOP leadership direct him in the confusing world that’s not a roomful of dandruffy old 8th District Republicans who still call him ”sheriff.”
When he goes off the reservation without a minder, it can be untidy- (and hilarious). Like the embarrassing headlines he recently made in a secretly-taped meeting telling Republican activists his environmental votes were cast only to keep environmentalists off his back and their money out of his re-election campaigns.That this haircut represents the tech industry ground zero of our state, is embarrassing. The marketing of the man has had little to do with his competence, or acknowledges his unwillingness to show up at media venues where real questions will be asked.