It’s time again for our weekly look at Jay Inslee’s schedule, to take a peek at how our “green” governor spends the time that taxpayers are funding. And last week, he certainly hit a new low in earning his pay check.
As we’ve said before, it would qualify for a “Friday Funny” if it wasn‘t so sad how much Inslee is taking advantage of taxpayers.
Without further ado:
Inslee decided the Democrat National Convention was the most important event for Washingtonians, spending all of Monday through Wednesday in Philadelphia. One might think that maybe he could have fit in an occasional bit of actual official business during his convention vacation, but that would be a bad assumption.
Over the course of three days, he managed to do zero governing activity. But he did fit in a private 30-minute meeting with SEIU boss David Rolf – the self-proclaimed father of the $15 minimum wage – and speak on a panel with Tom Steyer, so he certainly was able to make some big fundraising requests.
Given that “work” schedule, Inslee might have put in a full day on Thursday, but that was too much to ask. Instead, the governor started his day at 8:15 with a phone call, and spent almost six hours doing official business – though two-and-a-half of those hours were spent riding in a car, so it didn’t take too much effort. And, he switched to campaign mode at 2:45 in the afternoon, staying in that mode until Sunday night.
That’s right, after taking Monday through Wednesday off for campaigning, he spent Thursday afternoon through Sunday evening on the re-election trail as well. The only official activity he had during that stretch was a phone call with the Mukilteo mayor and participation in a candlelight vigil in that community that was hit with a tragic triple murder last week.
Overall, Inslee managed to fit in seven hours of official business during the week – with taxpayers underwriting the rest of the time he spent campaigning. That’s your “green” governor at work.