Friday, July 18, 2008

David Goldstein on the OSPI Race

Blog neighbor David Goldstein of Horse's Ass covered the contest between Randy Dorn and Terry Bergeson during the most recent Podcasting Liberally show. The OSPI piece is about 46 minutes in; apparently at a 37th legislative district meeting this week Representative Sharon Tomiko-Santos spoke to recommend the district endorse Dorn; she then laced into Bergeson, with the good Doctor sitting right there in the room with her.

I had a nice conversation this week via email with a friend who works closely with the legislature, and he brought up something that I've been thinking about as the OSPI race has evolved: the level of disrespect directed from legislators to Terry is troubling. She's made her mistakes, sure, but the level of vitriol really seems pretty awful between elected officials. I don't know what to read into the whole thing, but it feels like there's something there.

2 comments:

Dr Pezz said...

I sometimes wonder if Terry's position should be an appointment by the governor rather than an elected position.

What do you think?

David Blomstrom said...

Why not? She and the Governor are both effectively appointed by corporate interests anyway.

David Blomstrom
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