Listening to the speeches at Thursday's massive "Get Out the Vote" rally for Sen. Patty Murray (D) at the University of Washington, one was left wondering: Are the politicians here that out of touch with the political zeitgeist? Or are the voters here just that liberal? The answer may lie somewhere in between, but some of rhetoric on display at the event was mindboggling given the political climate in other parts of the country.
It's not really Liberal versus Conservative, it's who gives the best handouts. Our Congress Critters in Washington State do a pretty good job of making sure we get more than our fair share of earmarks, stimulus funds, etc. The problem is: people forget where that money comes from.