March 11, 2004
King County Executive Ron Sims "kicked-off" his gubernatorial campaign yesterday. He's been officially running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination since last July, but he's badly trailing Attorney General Christine Gregoire, so this "kick-off" looks like a desperately manufactured ploy to beg for some media attention.
"We need to make sure the entire state of Washington knows the man," Seattle real-estate investor and Sims adviser Ken Alhadeff told the crowd.
Well, I'm happy to do my part to help make sure the "entire state of Washington knows the man".
Ron Sims has been behind two of the largest public-financing scandals in state history -- the Seahawks Stadium and Sound Transit. The man deserves to be recalled as County Executive and probably even thrown in jail.
Ron Sims has this Republican's support for the Democratic nomination.
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at March 11, 2004 11:30 AM
Taking a page from the Dems: Anybody but Sims! I understand why you as a Republican support Sims for the nomination, (maybe you supported Dean for the Dems candidate for the same reason?), but I tend to be a little more straight-forward. I wish Lieberman was the Democratic candidate for the Presidency so we could have a political discourse about current events instead of a smear campaign like it seems we will.
I would rather see Ron Sims doing community service in somewhere humiliating, like that homeless hotel being built in north downtown.
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