Shift will be covering the wacky appointment of wacky liberal Rebecca Saldaña as the new 37th State Senator later. But in the interim, let us ask this about the Seattle elites favorite blog – does Crosscut have a clue about state law?
Two key errors in this morning’s story featured on Crosscut that a writer (or her editor) with a brain should have caught:
- Ms. Saldaña has not been appointed “to finish the term of outgoing state Senator Pramila Jayapal” as the story suggests. Instead, she has been appointed to serve until next November, when the people of the 37th District might select a more qualified senator to complete the term of the soon-to-be-retiring and Congressperson-elect Jayapal that expires in 2018.
- Now that Ms. Saldaña has been sworn in as a state Senator, as the picture accompanying the story highlights, she can no longer follow the advice of her supporters who are in a panic that “we have to start [fundraising] now.” The legislative fundraising freeze, that will last until adjournment of the session sometime next summer, prohibits legal fundraising by Ms. Saldaña and her friends.
Perhaps Crosscut’s writers and editors could sustain their joy over the selection of the appropriate gender/ethnic choice of big labor’s candidate – Ms. Saldaña – long enough to do some fact checking.