Saturday, July 29, 2006

25 People Who Are Screwing Up Washington

I recently read the book, "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America," While I didn't agree with all the names listed, I certainly did agree with some. So, in thinking about this, I also thought it might be fun to compile a list of 25 people who are screwing up Washington, and maybe 10 responsible for what's wrong with Kitsap County.

At the very top of my list of 25 People Who Are Screwing Up Washington would be King County Executive Ron Sims. Also included in no particular order, would be Queen Christine, Dwight Pelz, Chris Vance, Sam Reed, the three folks who make up the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board, Mary Margaret Haugen, Mike Kriedler, Luke Esser, and Mark Trahant I'm sure I'll think of some others and will add them as I do.

I'd also be interested in hearing your thoughts on who should be on the list. However, I won't be adding Tim Eyman. It's not because I like Eyman — frankly I think he's a self-important blowhard who craves the spotlight. But the truth is, if it wasn't for the mess some of these other folks have made of our state, Eyman wouldn't have a political power base at all and would be nothing more than a watch salesman from Mukiltio. It's the rest of these folks that have handed him the power and position he so enjoys on a silver platter. They made their bed, now let them sleep in it.

7 comments:

  1. Peter T. W.10:58 AM

    You might want to add some current County Commisioners that do more traveling than good for us!

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  2. How is Luke Esser screwing up Washington?

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  3. Michael P.9:39 AM

    Chris Endresen
    Patty Lent
    Tim Botkin
    Tom Donnelly
    Beth Wilson
    Kim Abel
    Charlotte Garrido
    Darlene Kordonoy
    Charlie Burrows
    The Suquamish Tribe

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  4. Chris Endresen
    Lois McMahan
    Scott Ware
    Tom Donnelly
    Matt Cleverley
    Willis Papillion
    Sherry Appleton
    Beth Wilson
    Ed Stern
    Suquamish Tribe

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  5. Anonymous9:50 AM

    My nominations are:
    Chris Endresen
    Tom Donnelly
    Shirley Brown
    Matt Cleverley
    Tim Botkin
    Scott Ware
    Ray McGovern
    Tribes
    Beth Wilson
    Lois McMahan

    I nomonate Shirley Brown, Matt Cleverly and Lois McMahan because they have done more to discourage good, centrist candidates from running for office than anyone else. The others speak for themselves.

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  6. Anonymous11:04 AM

    Lary -

    I would include you if the racetrack ever gets built.

    John

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  7. What I find interesting is the commonality of the names here.

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