The latest edition of the “Friday Funny” series (it would be a lot funnier if taxpayers weren’t paying for it) exploring how Jay Inslee spends his “work” day is even more pathetic than previous editions. Here’s what our green governor “work” habits looked like last week:
Monday, May 9th
Jay Inslee had lunch with former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, for one hour. Apparently, they discussed the Extreme Risk Protection Order (a gun control measure that will appear on the 2016 general election ballot). He did not do anything else the entire day.
Tuesday, May 10th
Our green governor spent the entire morning prepping for a keel laying ceremony in Seattle. He even had to be reminded to “wear sturdy boots, jeans and a button up shirt with a sport coat. Please make sure that your welding jacket is in the primary (car).” Inslee’s remarks at the ceremony took 45 minutes. After that, he had a meet-in-greet that lasted 10 minutes. Our green governor took the rest of the day to work on his campaign.
Wednesday, May 11th
Inslee started his day at 10:45 AM with a 15 minute meeting with his staff to discuss the roll out of his disastrous and revised (but still unreleased) new Clean Air Rule. He followed up that meeting with another to discuss the Clean Energy Ministerial in San Francisco with his staff, where he’s sure to run into BFF billionaire Tom Steyer.
At 11:30 AM, Inslee meet with his executive team and the Office of Financial Management to discuss his secret negotiations to give away even more taxpayer money to his million-dollar donors with the state employee unions. By 2 PM, Inslee concluded the state’s business and spent the rest of the day on “personal time,” i.e. campaigning and fundraising.
Thursday, May 13th
Hard at work by mid-morning (9:30 AM), Inslee had a ten-minute phone call with the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians (probably for campaign purposes). He spent the rest of the morning campaigning. At 1:15 PM, he made a video greeting for the SEIU International Convention (more campaigning). From 1:40 to 2:30, Inslee prepped for/made remarks to the Special Olympics Conference. Then he went back to campaigning/fundraising. So, he spent a little less than an hour doing anything resembling government business.
Friday, May 13th
After wearing himself out the day before, Inslee worked from his home on Bainbridge Island on Friday. He started his day at 10:30 AM with a ten-minute phone call with a policy advisor. That’s all he did in the morning. At 12:30, Inslee had a one-hour meeting with his staff then followed up the meeting with “downtime” — as if his entire week had not been “downtime.” After a couple more phone calls with staff, Inslee had a brief interview with King 5. He wrapped up his day by 4:30.
Inslee spent his Saturday at a Sea Mar (campaign) event and his Sunday — you guessed it — campaigning.
All in all, Inslee spent about 10 hours on anything resembling the people’s business (and that’s being generous).
Wonder if taxpayers can get a refund for Inslee’s salary for this week?