Our ongoing “Friday Funny” series (at least, it would be a lot funnier if taxpayers weren’t paying for it) exploring how Jay Inslee spends most of his day not actually working continues. Here’s what our green governor “work” habits looked like the week of June 27th:
Monday, June 27th
In departure from habit, our green governor woke up bright and early (6 AM) in order to make it from Bainbridge Island to Spokane – using his state jet – to deliver remarks at the Association of Washington School Principals Conference by 8:40 AM. After his 30-minutes speech, Inslee did two interviews and participated in two meetings, before flying back to Seattle in time for a meeting with King County Executive Dow Constantine at 3:30 PM. The meeting lasted just 30 minutes, allowing Inslee to wrap up his day and go home.
Our green governor worked at total of 4 hours and 45 minutes, not including travel time. That may be the longest day Inslee has worked on governing in the last few months.
Tuesday, June 28th
Inslee started his day working from home with phone calls to state legislators and staff.
After catching a ferry to Seatle, Inslee took 10 minutes to prep for a 20-minute meeting with the Japanese Ambassador to the U.S.. That meeting proved to be his last official activity of the day, as Inslee engaged in various “personal time” activities raising money for his re-election campaign until he went home that night.
Our green governor was clearly back in his usual routine, working just one hour and 15 minutes on state business.
Wednesday, June 29th
Inslee started his day at 8:10 AM with a 20-minute meeting with his staff in order to prep for an Alaska Airlines event. Surprisingly enough, Inslee spent much of his morning and early afternoon working. He met with his executive team and WSDOT, participated in a judicial interview for a Court of Appeals position, went to a Results Washington meeting, and he even delivered remarks at Management Awards Luncheon.
But, lest we give him too much credit, Inslee wrapped up his official day at 2:25 p, and spent the rest of his day fundraising.
Our green governor worked a total of 5 hours and 37 minutes.
Thursday, June 30th
As if making up for the fact that he put in over five hours of governing the previous day, Inslee started his “work” day at 10:50 AM, with remarks at the Alaska event. His remarks lasted 40 minutes. Inslee then used the rest of the day to fundraise and campaign.
Our green governor worked a total of 40 minutes.
Friday, July 1st
Clearly worn out from his speech the day before, Inslee did not work at all. He used the entire day to fundraise and campaign — including conducting an interview with the ultra-liberal weekly, The Stranger. Pathetically, he actually had to prep for this cheerleading session.
Saturday and Sunday, July 2nd and 3rd
Inslee took the weekend off, with no activities listed on his schedule.
So, our green governor weekly total of official “work” was 12 hours and 17 minutes.