Jaime Smith — Jay Inslee’s gubernatorial spokesperson — just tweeted a campaign-related insult to the Seattle Times. Check out her tweet below:
As indicated by Smith, the link she provided leads to an endorsement list courtesy of the Stranger (the left’s favorite ultra-liberal weekly paper). According to Smith, said weekly (and the opinion of its whacky Left writers) is the only paper that really matters in Seattle.
Smith is, apparently, still rather upset over the fact that the Seattle Times endorsed and ran ads for Rob McKenna for governor in 2012. How do we know?
Well, Smith followed up her obvious hit on the Seattle Times with this tweet:
Considering all the hostility, we can only assume that Inslee’s endorsement interview with the Seattle Times’ editorial board didn’t go so well.
Ok, this hurts me to say: The Seattle Times was right! They opined in 2012 that Rob would make the better governor. That, unfortunately, is an impossible premise to now prove. The corollary, that Jay would make the poorer governor, was and is incontrovertibly proved every hour of every day for the past 3+ years.
The Seattle Times certainly was right:
[McKenna] … was elected student body president at the University of Washington.
Yes, his resume really was that weak.
Yeah, Tensor, unless you were elected president of the ASUW then it wouldn’t be such a big deal. But you weren’t so maybe showing sour grapes is probably not a great anti-McKenna argument. But for the rest of us it does show political leadership at a very young age to which is added Eagle Scout and these are gold standards to show leadership and community involvement (along with really, really, good grades at the UW) for admission to one of our nation’s finest law schools and graduating and going on to be elected to the King County Council, then WA AG. But, you try to deflect the argument. This is not about Rob. This is about not being able to prove that Rob would have made a better governor (though I firmly believe he would have.) This is about being absolutely able to prove that Jay is an incompetent Governor resulting in a failed administration. Besides, even Jay agrees. Instead of a saying that his decisions are good and have resulted in more jobs, more people helped or safer streets (or Bertha working the hole, or I-405/SR 520 traffic flowing smoothly, everyone still in prison who should be, Western State hospital caring for the mind afflicted, etc) he is arguing that his Republican opponent won’t repudiate Donald Trump. In other words, Jay can’t stand the heat, so he steps out of the kitchen. It is really hard to argue what cool things new or continuing things you will do for Washington when you haven’t delivered anything on the first t
…so maybe showing sour grapes is probably not a great anti-McKenna argument.
Since I never applied to UW or for any elected office, I can say with confidence your diagnosis is misplaced. The best anti-McKenna argument is, and was, the one the Times inadvertently made: the pathetic weakness of his resume.
In that regard, you’re not really helping him:
… to which is added Eagle Scout…
Have you always been gobsmacked at his ability to tie his shoes, too?