Anyone watching executive rookie Jay Inslee trying to manage the affairs of state understands that his overriding goal is to be the nation’s “greenest” governor, with much less regard for creating jobs, improving our public education system, government efficiency, etc..
What many people watching him pursue his green goal are starting to better understand thanks to investigative stories like this is that he commonly bends the truth – a polite term for lying – when it suits his purposes.
The latest example is detailed in a bit of nerdy post from Todd Myers, the Washington Policy Center’s Director of the Center for the Environment. He goes in-depth – with lots of math and science jargon – into claims Inslee recently made before the Columbian newspaper’s editorial board about potential coal exports to China.
Myers analysis makes it obvious even to a dedicated greenie, if they are willing to follow the science – either Inslee doesn’t understand math, or he is lying about the potential impacts to Puget Sound of coal exports to China.
After reading the piece, it’s up to you decide this about Inslee – is he ignorant, or deliberately lying?