Jay Inslee doesn’t seem to take a lot of time out of his daily schedule to actually work—though whether that’s good or bad for our state could be up for debate. Nevertheless, his daily schedule does reveal quite a lot about our “green” governor’s priorities. Specifically, what he has planned in terms of his extreme agenda for our state.
Here are three things we learned (or, better put, firmly re-established) about Inslee from the latest look at his schedule:
- Inslee’s relationship with special interest groups is, in fact, very special. Our green governor’s schedule is filled with meetings and phone calls with one union executive or another. Considering these special relationships, it’s no wonder that (time and time again) Inslee has picked what is best for big labor over what is best for working families.
2. Speaking of special relationships, Inslee always makes time for a call with fellow extreme greenie Al Gore. Inslee made time for a phone meeting with the former Vice President turned do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do environmental activist just a few weeks ago. We can only assume that the two “leaders” are meeting to cook up more strategies for exaggerated analogies meant to make a case for more job-killing policies. Or, perhaps they are just trying to figure out how to put Inslee’s name on another book that no one will actually read.
3. Inslee takes a lot of “personal time” during the course of his day. Often, he meets with campaign staffers/consultants to prepare for his re-election campaign. Other times he takes hours out of the regular workday to exercise (apparently he cannot pull himself out of bed at an earlier hour instead of using working hours for his workout). And, at other times, he takes time to practice reading with his staff. Yet, Inslee cannot find time to meet with Republican legislative leaders because, as his staff put it, he does not believe it’s a productive use of time.