Fred Jarrett is a former state legislator and former Republican who has evidently re-invented himself as a government efficiency “guru” under the direction of his boss King County Executive Dow Constantine, according to Crosscut’s Knute Berger.
One thing has remained constant – Jarrett is a big-government elitist who doesn’t know much about the King County voters who rejected him for County Executive in 2009, as demonstrated by his comments on election night this year that the voters weren’t “dumb enough” to vote against the Metro bureaucracy tax bailout.
Turns out the voters were indeed “dumb enough” to reject the plan crafted by Constantine, Jarrett and the rest of the liberal crowd in the King County Courthouse – much to the relief of the county’s taxpayers.
Once the initial returns were announced – showing the Seattle-subsidizing, big-government measure losing 55-45% – Jarrett revised his thinking, suggesting it was the “brilliant propaganda” of No on Prop 1 campaign that swayed the voters against the liberals’ most recent tax-raising scheme.
Yeah, that’s it, the voters fell for “propaganda”, like the truth about the waste at Metro and the inability of a “lean guru” like Fred Jarrett to pay attention to slowing down the growth of big government.