As we have thoroughly established, Jay Inslee doesn’t take a lot of time out of his daily work schedule to actually do the work of governing. Though, of course, whether that’s good or bad for our state could be up for debate. However, how Inslee chooses to spend his time during the course of a regular workweek reveals a lot about his priorities (spoiler alert, it’s not for the wellbeing our state).
Here’s how Inslee spent his time the week of February 29th:
- Monday, February 29th: Inslee did not bother to start his day until 10:15 am when he had a meeting with his chief-of-staff. He then headed back home at 5:15 pm where he had dinner with the head of the National Guard in our state. During the course of the day, for what it’s worth, Inslee managed to attend a 5 Corners Meeting on the budget (something he’s not bothered to do in the past).
- Tuesday, March 1st: After his strenuous day on Monday, Inslee managed to start the day at 8:45 am. But, least you think it’s an improvement, it was only to catch a flight to Everett for a meeting that started at 10:20 am. Inslee wrapped-up his workday by 5:30 pm in order to exercise. During the course of the day, he had a campaign meeting with tribal officials at Tulalip and had a whopping 3.5 hours of “free time” before his “exercise time.”
- Wednesday, March 2nd: After spending an hour on campaign work, Inslee, scheduled to deliver remarks at an economic conference, started the day at 10 am. Interestingly enough, he then met with his staff about his carbon rule plan (presumably to figure out how to save it). For the most part, Inslee wrapped-up his workday at 4:00 pm. – everything else after is listed as “personal time” except for remarks he made at a memorial service that lasted until 8:00 pm. That doesn’t score Inslee any points on the work ethic scale.
- Thursday, March 3rd: Inslee was forced to start the day at 7:30 a.m. due to a legislative breakfast scheduled at that time. He then proceeded to have an unidentified “meeting” form 8:30 – 9 am. Inslee spent much of his day on campaign concerns. He met (separately) with Jeff Johnson of the Washington State Labor Council, Kim Mead of the Washington Education Association (WEA), and Jaxon Ravens of the Washington State Democrats. The majority of the times in between these meetings were spent prepping for the meetings. Inslee wrapped-up his day by 4:30 p.m., enjoying “personal time” (meeting with his campaign manager) and “exercise time” afterward.
- Friday, March 4th: We assume Inslee was cranky on this day. He was forced to start his day at a time when most people do, 6:30 am, in order to deliver remarks at the 2016 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. But, Inslee managed to make-up for it with yet another leisurely day in which he enjoyed a 50-minute lunch and plenty of “free time” (getting up early AND working hard is not something our green governor does). Once again, he left work by 4:30 pm.
After such an exhausting week, it’s no wonder Inslee took the weekend off, with his only scheduled activity being a high school basketball tournament, so he could re-live his own prep sports glory days.