Our “Friday Funny” series (it would be a lot funnier if taxpayers weren’t paying for it) exploring how Jay Inslee spends his “work” day continues! Here’s what our green governor “work” habits looked like the week of May 16th:
Monday, May 16th:
Jay Inslee kicked off his day a bit earlier than usual — he had to start prepping for a radio interview he had at 8 am on the “issue of homelessness.” No doubt, Inslee discussed clearing The Jungle — something Seattle Mayor Ed Murray would later back track on as part of their “making it up as they go along” strategy. In fact, given the strategy, its unclear why Inslee even bothered to prep for the interview — after all, if we didn’t know better, we would think he was “making it up as he goes along” all the time anyway.
As if to make up for the early start, Inslee wrapped up his day by 11:30 am. He spent the rest of the day fundraising — including attending an “Environmentalists Reception.”
Tuesday, May 17th:
Given that he worked a whole 3 hours and 30 minutes the previous day, Inslee did not start work until 1:45 pm. He had meetings with policy advisors and staff until 2:30 pm, and then took the rest of the day off in order to fundraise.
That’s right. Our green governor worked less than one hour — though, his schedule did include “Exercise Time” and “Downtime.” Question: what did Inslee need “downtime” from?!
Wednesday, May 18th:
Other than a 30-minute phone call with Chief of Staff David Postman at 8 am, Inslee did not work during the morning. In fact, he didn’t start working until 2 pm when he has a walking tour of the future Vancouver Waterfront Park. He then made remarks at the Banfield Veterinary Headquarters and wrapped up his day at 4 pm.
Our green governor worked a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Thursday, May 19th:
After his strenuous week of work, Inslee managed to get into the office by 9 am. During the course of his morning, he had meetings for a whole 2 hours and 15 minutes. Inslee’s meetings included a 15-minute phone call with Democrat State House Speaker Frank Chopp — not doubt they were discussing Democrats’ chances of keeping the House come November.
Inslee spent the rest of the day on various “Personal Time” activities — meaning he, once again, only worked 2 hours and 15 minutes then spent the rest of the day fundraising.
Friday, May 20th:
Inslee worked one hour. From 11 am to 12 pm, he made remarks at the Skagit River Bridge Third Anniversary and Infrastructure Investment event. Our green governor spent the rest of the day travelling (he spent the previous night at his home on Bainbridge Island) to and from various “Personal Time” activities, i.e. fundraising.
Once again, Inslee worked one hour.
Other than spending 20 minutes at the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund 2016 Scholarship Award Ceremony on Saturday, Inslee took the rest of the weekend off.
All in all, Inslee worked a total of 9 hours and 35 minutes.