State Senator Cyrus Habib ran a campaign for Lieutenant Governor that suggested he would be a fair, non-partisan presiding officer for the Senate, saying he wanted to “lead the State Senate in a more collaborative direction.”
Unfortunately, as the outgoing Lt., Governor (of Habib’s own party) warned, Habib is little more than a partisan hack.
That is readily apparent from a social media exchange that Habib had yesterday with Bellevue Deputy Mayor Kevin Wallace, regarding Jay Inslee’s huge tax increase plans. Rather than take a bi-partisan approach, Habib attacks the Republican Senators that he will allegedly be presiding over come January:
“The challenge for us democrats is convincing our republican friends that fighting illiteracy is at least as important as fighting congestion.”
For Habib, nothing says “collaboration” like insulting your “republican friends”, of which he has zero.
Habib is a partisan human hand grenade launcher!!! And his comments about using the office of Lieutenant Governor as a policy setting office rather than a process watchdog for the senate as prescribed by the state constitution should be enough to show what this guy is really up to. It will be interesting to see what happens, but the Habib candidacy and campaign sure didn’t impress Brad Owen, that is for sure.
Habib is a partisan human hand grenade launcher!!!
What did the Deputy Mayor of Bellevue say to Habib? Shift does not seem to be interested in telling us. (Maybe because Habib’s response might seem mild and reasonable by comparison?)
I wasn’t aware it was the sworn duty of our Lieutenant Governor-Elect to get along with the Deputy Mayor of Bellevue. Thanks, Shift, for educating us on that fine point of Washington State Constitutional law.
Also, quoting only half of a tweet that you’ve already taken out of context may be a new record in willful deceit, even for Shift. Good to see there’s more going on here than endless unflattering images of Governor Inslee atop whiny posts about how easily he achieved re-election.