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January 13, 2005

Bad manners

Bad manners were on display at Gov. Christine Gregoire's inaugural address. Understandably, Republican members of the House and Senate are still smarting about the election tallying. The GOP has a right to contest the election. But several Republicans refused to clap after Gregoire received the oath of office. They refused to applaud when she offered moderate Republican lines out of the Dino Rossi playbook, such as her proposal to establish a new approach to make it easier for businesses to work with state government. Several Republicans didn't know quite what to do on that one. Some broke ranks and clapped. Others like Rep. Skip Priest of Federal Way looked around to see if it was OK to clap.

It's OK to clap. Even better, it's part of the protocol of an inauguration. Republicans have been winning the PR battle in this strange election, until the inauguration when they looked a lot like sore losers.

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Posted by Joni Balter at January 13, 2005 04:20 PM



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