The Moderate Washingtonian

Outlook on politics and elections in the state of Washington from an overall centrist viewpoint. My views tend to be libertarian in nature, but at the same time are largely nonpartisan.

16 December 2006

Leadership deficiency in Seattle

I don't know about any of you, but I'm getting pretty tired of gutless politicians unwilling to do their jobs and make tough decisions. Today's P-I covers how deficient in leadership Chris Gregoire is, in that her "tough decision" was to pass the buck back to Seattle voters on what to do about replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct. What's worse is that just as Councilman Steinbrueck's surface street was gaining steam, she puts the kibosh on it in favour of forcing Seattle voters to choose between Nickels' pie-in-the-sky, overly expensive tunnel and rebuilding the hideous thing. Too bad everybody hates both the options, Chris. What a chickenshit decision.

Update: Despite that I often disagree with him, it seems Ron Sims is completely on the ball. It's unfortunate that Nickels and Gregoire never punted to him.

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