Jay Inslee did some extra desperate fundraising leading up to the end of April. In light of his rather dismal finance numbers, we decided to take a look at how exactly our green governor spent his work days during the latter half of April. SPOILER ALERT: He rarely worked.
Without further ado:
On Tuesday, April 12th:
Jay Inslee managed to start his day at 8:45 AM, with a meeting concerning his Clean Air Rule began. That’s quite a feat for our green governor considering he often doesn’t get around to doing his job until 9:30 or later in the morning. However, since he wrapped up his workday at 2:30 PM, we aren’t giving him too much credit.
On Wednesday, April 13th:
Jay Inslee had to attend an event in Spokane on this particular day. So, his day went on for longer than usual. Inslee started work at 9 AM and, between a flight to and from Spokane, concluded his day at 9 PM. Here’s the thing, our green governor took a whopping 6 hours and 25 minutes of “free” or “personal” (read, campaign activities) time — and that doesn’t include his flight times — during the course of the day. So, it’s not like taxpayers were getting their money’s worth.
On Thursday, April 14th and Friday, April 15th:
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Inslee’s day on the 14th was the 45 minutes he spent in meetings concerning the not-to-be methanol plant in Tacoma. Our green governor wrapped up his workday at 3 PM; we assume he was making up for the extra work he thought he did the previous day.
On the 15th, Inslee spent a sizeable chunk of the day – 3 hours and 50 minutes – on “personal time” — we assume he decided his campaign business was more important than the business of Washington State. He went home at 5:15 PM.
On Monday, April 18th:
After arriving at his office around 9 AM, Inslee had a 15 minute meeting then proceeded to spend the rest of the morning (2 hours and 30 minutes) on “personal time.” Inslee then had another half-hour of personal time, a couple more meetings (including one discussing a Western State Hospital bill with his staff). He went home at 4:45 PM.
On Tuesday, April 19th:
Our green governor’s day proved to be a bit more strenuous then what is typical — though, least anyone worry about his health, he started his day at 9:15 AM, had plenty of “personal time” breaks in between meetings, and was out late because of campaign meetings/travel time back to his home on Bainbridge Island. On this day, Inslee recorded his disastrous “Earth Day” video, met with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians about the proposed methanol plant in Tacoma (which news outlets also reported as cancelled this same day), met with the Western Hospital Executive Team, and then met with the United Food and Commercial Workers Board (scheduled as “personal time” since it was a campaign stop).
On Wednesday, April 20th:
Between travel time and personal time, Jay Inslee — quite literally — did nothing of note until 3 PM when he had a 15-minute meeting with his staff concerning the city of Tacoma. He then spent the rest of his day on campaign business (he received the endorsement of the Sierra Club) then went back to his Bainbridge Island home.
On Thursday, April 21st:
Jay Inslee managed to fit in a 15-minute speech at the Bering Sea Fisheries Conference (we imagine attendees were grateful he did not go much longer) before 9 AM. He then appears to have spent an hour-and-a-half preparing for a phone call with — surprise, surprise — California billionaire and “green” hypocrite Tom Steyer. After almost four hours of “personal time,” Inslee attended a campaign fundraising event before wrapping up his day at 7:30 PM.
On Friday, April 22nd:
Apparently, in celebration of Earth Day, our green governor (very literally) did absolutely no work. His weekend also involved virtually no work.
On Monday, April 25th:
After a strenuous three-day weekend of doing very little, Inslee began work at 10:30 AM. With 2 hours and 30 minutes of “personal time” mixed in between various events, Inslee wrapped up his workday at 5 PM.
On Tuesday, April 26th
With an 8:30 AM start to his day, one might assume that our green governor got up thinking that he would be more productive then usual… he wasn’t. With three hours of personal time sprinkled in his schedule, Inslee called it a day at 4 PM. He then attended various campaign fundraising events. Interestingly enough, Inslee did have multiple phone conversations with spokesperson Jaime Smith concerning disgraced Democrat State Auditor Troy Kelley. Presumably, they discussed how Inslee should respond to his trail… apparently, they settled on no real response at all.
On Wednesday, April 27th and Thursday, April 28th:
The first meeting Jay Inslee took part in on the 27th was at 10:30 AM when he showed up to the Results Washington Meeting in order to discuss “Goal 3: Sustainable Energy and a Clean Environment.” Our green governor didn’t do much better the following day. On Thursday, Inslee started his workday at 1:30 PM. After working a little less than 3 hours, Inslee called it a day.
On Friday, April 29th:
Our green governor appears to believe that he does not have to work on Fridays because, well, he doesn’t. Inslee spent every hour of his day on “personal time” which, in all likelihood, meant he begged supporters for money all day in hopes of meeting whatever dismal fundraising goal his handlers set for him.
Inslee spent his weekend attending meeting with various unions and attending a Mariners game.
As is typical, Inslee did not work 40 hours in a single week leading up to the end of April. His lack of a work ethic is truly astonishing.