Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has never been accused of wanting to actually work with her colleagues to advance her agenda. That’s because her Socialist agenda mainly seems to be about advancing Kshama Sawant.
However, her self-promotion boiled over once again this week when she had to be reminded that the Council’s Monday meeting was for actually doing some work, not – as Councilman Tom Rasmussen put it – turning it in to “a show-and-tell of a fifth grade class.”
The issue of the day for Sawant was the Middle East, and her view that the United States should be “denouncing” Israel for defending its people against rocket attacks. Sawant believes that the Seattle City Council should send a letter to President Barack Obama demanding that the U.S. cut off military aid to our long-time ally. Evidently Sawant, a former community college economics teacher, has now added foreign affairs to her expert portfolio.
After learning that her colleagues not only didn’t agree with her world view, but they were rather angry about it, Sawant pulled back and said, fine, “This letter will be only from me.”
Perhaps if the rest of the Democrat Seattle City Council finally decides that catering to Sawant’s ideology (and ego) is not appropriate for the governing body of a major city, we will see more of Sawant’s future musings only appearing in a “letter … only from me.”