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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Republican political predators

Looks like we better hurry up and have that special session of the Legislature to deal with convicted felons getting their hands on guns.
The shooting suspect is being held at the King County Jail, under investigation of being a felon in possession of a firearm, assault and committing a crime while under DOC supervision. He served prison time for selling cocaine.
Or, you know, we could take a rational approach and listen to prosecutors and cops, the ones who deal with this stuff. But then that would be a public policy approach rather than a reactionary political approach.

I say we send out postcards to Republican districts warning voters their members are political predators who like to grandstand when terrible crimes happen.

Really, how low do you have to be to try to make hay out of a shocking murder? It's so patently obvious the state GOP (still) hopes to paint Democrats as soft on sex offenders that it offends every fiber of one's being. I've had a family member who was the victim of such a crime, and I don't need some two-bit, ethically challenged idiot from Lewis County telling me what needs to be done.

Why Frank Chopp does anything but simply shut these people down completely during session is utterly beyond me. They are horrible, nasty, unethical people who deserve contempt and nothing more.

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