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Thursday, October 15, 2009

BREAKING: Tim Eyman opposes Tim Eyman's Initiative 1033

No, seriously... that's the only conclusion we can draw from this photograph, which was emailed to NPI and appears to have been taken today at Everett Community College’s Aviation Maintenance and Technical School at Paine Field.

See for yourself. Isn't it evident which side Eyman is on?

Even Tim Eyman Opposes Initiative 1033

The college was the site of a press conference held by Governor Chris Gregoire, which Eyman - as is his custom - reportedly crashed.

As least, that is what we are told.

We have no idea how anybody could convince Tim to put on a NO on I-1033 sticker and hold a NO on I-1033 yard sign, but real or fake, this photo is a classic.

UPDATE: Just so everyone knows... the photo you see above is in fact real, and was not whipped up by opponents in Photoshop for fun.

The prank was executed by Eyman himself in the flesh. I wasn't there and didn't see it myself, but I've seen and heard eyewitness reports.

The story is this: It seems that ever since we broke the news that Chris Gregoire appeared at the Washington Conservation Voters' annual Breakfast of Champions to deliver an impassioned plea to activists to defeat Initiative 1033, Eyman has been itching to have a debate with the governor in person.

So he showed up at Gregoire's press conference to ask her. Since he knew he wouldn't be amongst a friendly crowd, he took along a NO on I-1033 yard sign as personal protection, and added a NO on I-1033 sticker just to be extra safe.

He managed to catch the governor's attention after the press conference. She did a double take, but then declined to participate in a debate with him at Edmonds Community College. Smart move... I've debated Eyman several times, and it's like arguing with a robot that's been programmed to say things.

There's really no point to such a conversation.

So that's the story. Bizarre, but true. (I swear I'm not making this up. Honest. You can read about it in the Puget Sound Business Journal, folks! And here's another photo showing Eyman holding the NO on I-1033 sign from a different angle.)

Even Tim Eyman Opposes Initiative 1033


Blogger Michael said...

Yeah, it's fake. If you look closely, the sign and sticker are brighter than everything else, clearly a .jpg or the like superimposed on the original picture. Funny, though!

October 15, 2009 5:09 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Michael, this photo is actually not a fake... Eyman really did show up at the governor's press conference with that sign. Eyewitnesses say he brought the sign himself.

October 15, 2009 5:19 PM  
Blogger lilzilla said...

Glad to see he's helping to get the word out!

October 15, 2009 5:22 PM  
Blogger Roger said...

Trial Ballon Boy himself.

October 20, 2009 8:02 AM  
Blogger lilzilla said...

Where did he get the sticker? I want one. Or several.

October 20, 2009 8:56 PM  

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