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November 10, 2004

Rossi the eager beaver

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi picked the right day to announce he was jumping the gun and publicly announcing his transition team. He selected a day when Washington counties he was winning were tallying ballots, which made the tacky press conference only slightly less tacky.

I can understand Rossi's frustration with the state's s-l-o-w ballot counting. And I agree if he waits too long to create a transition team, the transition will be more difficult. But the press conference part of it was presumptive and offensive.

His opponent, Christine Gregoire, may not win, but I admired her more dignified approach. She said she too was planning her transition, but was doing it in private, trying to respect the process of vote counting.

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Posted by Joni Balter at November 10, 2004 03:38 PM



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