Will we ever have a Governor who isn’t so brain washed in politics? I am unsure at this point. It’s sad quite honestly and perhaps we should just elect someone who isn’t so tainted in the political process. Just an average person (maybe a successful Seattle business owner) who is familiar with the city but not all wrapped up in the political game. Someone who won’t abuse the system for their own wants or gains and isn’t afraid to cut spending and programs to save money. This person wouldn’t have political “friends” or ties we see with all the typical political candidates. He or She wouldn’t care about being re-elected and wouldn’t be afraid to put there necks on the line to make a real change. It seems every election (no matter what position including the President of the United States or the Seattle Governor position) is just another tainted political figure who has been through the system and delivers the same old crap. They all talk the same, they help their political friends, get campaign contributions in a shady manner – it’s all the same. I’m not saying all this is true of Rob Mckenna and his Seattle Governor efforts it just looks like all the stars are lining up for more of the same. I’m not taking sides here (Republican or Democratic) and all the candidates fit this mold of more of the same – I’m just saying we need someone on the outside of the political spectrum to step up to the plate. That person will get my full attention and vote for Governor.
I am voting NO when it comes to Rob Mckenna for Governor. It’s just the same old crap with another political guy. One of the strategies many politicians (ones that have been through the system) use to get elected is to pick and choose the “right” kind of press. When they hold public speaking events they only invite the “right kind” of journalist so everything published after is happy and favorable information. The “wrong” kind of journalist are not invited and are sometimes blocked right at the door or lobby.
Here is a video (sorry about the quality) of a recent Rob Mckenna for Governor press conference where one journalist in the front row is shown the door by Rob Mckenna.