It’s rather shocking just how little official business is done during the hours Jay Inslee is supposedly working for the state. Instead, he seems to devote a fair amount to “personal time” and other campaign stuff during the course of a week.
As we have thoroughly established, our green governor doesn’t take a lot of time out of his daily work schedule to actually do the work of governing.
One starts to wonder, why does Inslee even want the job he is so desperately fundraising for? As his schedule reveals, our green governor doesn’t seem particularly interested in the job.
Then, we remember his obsession with his extreme “green” agenda.
Inslee became antsy about his fundraising during the weeks leading up to the end of the 2016 legislative session. So, we decided to take another look at his schedule. Unsurprisingly, it was more of the same.
Here’s how Inslee spent his time March 14 – 26th:
1. The earliest Jay Inslee started his day was 8:15 am, but that’s the exception.
On Friday March 25th, Inslee only managed to start the day at 10:15 am. Inslee then left the office at 4:45 pm. But, before he officially finished the day, he managed to fit in a half-hour phone call with his campaign manager. Inslee spent the following day caucusing for Hillary Clinton in Bainbridge Island – surprise, surprise.
2. Jay Inslee typically ended his workday by 4:30 or 5 pm, after late starts of course.
On Tuesday March 15th, Inslee finished work at 3:45 pm. His only other appointment after he left the office was a phone call with his campaign manager. He started his day at 8:30 am, but took an hour and a half long lunch. During the course of the day, Inslee spent a little over two hours on anything that could be called governor’s business.
3. Apparently, Jay Inslee thinks it’s in Washingtonians’ best interest that he spends a lot of the peoples’ time campaigning for various Democrats, because that’s exactly what he did.
Inslee spent the majority of Monday, March 21st on campaign activities. Between travelling to and attending Patty Murray’s fundraising luncheon, travelling to and from a Hillary Clinton fundraising event that featured Bill Clinton, and half hour call with campaign manager, Inslee spent a whopping 6 hours and 15 minutes on his campaign activities. The following day didn’t prove any more productive. After taking multiple breaks throughout the day, Inslee attends a Clinton fundraising event from 3:30 – 7:30 pm. Incidentally, that’s the longest day he “worked.”
It should be noted that Inslee did not work 40 hours either week. If only all working families had as much time on their hands as their governor appears to have.