Ladies and gentlemen, your democracy at work, sort of, not really

This evening the commissioners from the five counties that make up the 19th legislative district in Washington state appointed state rep Dean Takko as a new state senator to replace the one that recently resigned. In doing so they then had to appoint a new rep to replace him. To me it sure looked like it seems that behind the scenes maneuvers had a majority of the commissioners picking Takko's campaign manager JD Rosetti, despite the fact that the PCO's had previously overwhelmingly voted candidate Tiffany Turner as their choice. It was disappointing to watch to say the least and looked to be a pretty blatant exercise in cronyism and sexism. I'm really glad that I am no longer affiliated with any organization that could be held responsible in any way for my thoughts on this, as they are mine, and mine alone.

— DKM