Jay Inslee is a unique (read: non) leader. Though he attempts to hide that not-so-flattering fact about his lackluster “leadership” of our state, our green governor allowed his weakness to take center stage during a speech he made recently to labor leaders at the King County Labor Council.
As Shift reported, Inslee responded to a policy question by first pointing out he was frustrated by his own lack of leadership on the issue, then saying he would submit to preferences of labor leaders. In other words, he promised to do whatever big labor tells him to do.
It should probably come as no surprise the foolish promise to a big campaign donor was not the only ridiculous statement to come out of Inslee’s mouth during his speech. So, we decided to make a list.
Without further ado:
- While an escapee from a state mental hospital was on the loose, this is Inslee’s word choice: “We’ve got staffing shortages, like crazy, at Western State Hospital.”
“Crazy.” Really, Inslee?
- Inslee promised, “I am going to build a wall around Washington to keep Scott Walker and Donald Trump out of Washington.”
Who’s going to pay for this wall? We assume it’s not gonna be Scott Walker or Donald Trump, we all know Inslee’s not an exactly a negotiator. He’s more of a conceder.
- It appears that our green governor does, in fact, worry about accountability. But, only when it comes to voter-approved public charter schools. After affirming that he is not “a fan of charter schools,” Inslee said that he is “concerned about the lack of accountability of some of these schools.”
After everything, it’s the education of underprivileged children that has captured Inslee’s concerns over accountability.
- Of course, you can’t have a speech by Inslee without a statement that truly makes no sense whatsoever. Speaking about “hard decisions” he has faced, Inslee said, “I have a fairness part, in my heart, that I do not like to see unfairness.”
There are just no words to try and make sense of this… especially considering that’s not his full statement.
- Inslee proceeded to – by every indication – set limits to the “fairness” in his “heart.” He said, “How far can I go without losing the whole enchilada?”
If that “enchilada” is every ounce of his capacity to string two words together in a rational manner, Inslee more than proved he can go pretty darn far. And, it would have to be a very large enchilada.