Everybody has their political radar tuned to the antics of President Obama on the left and the dizzying rise and fall of the (how many are there?) republicans seeking the mandate to oppose him. It’s the way of the media to keep our attention on this political battleground, because it is simpler and less expensive to cover one theater of operation than fifty states, and the many campaigns in each.
While the presidential campaign is facinating, there are campaigns being formed in many of the states that may produce as much, or more, real impact on the electorate. One example is in the state of Washington, in the contest for Governor. The present governor, Christine Gregiore, is finishing her second term, which began under a controversial result of vote counts in the 2008 election. Her eight years as governor was marked by legislation and policies that many vue as destructive to our basic rights and long term prosperity of our economy.
Simultaneously, Rob McKenna is completing his second term as Washington Attorney General and has begun an aggressive campaign for governor. During his tenure as AG, McKenna joined six other AGs in the lawsuit against the implimentation of “Obama-care” health plan. One of the provisions that disturb McKenna most is the mandate for individuals to purchase the insurance product; a clear indicator of McKenna’s concern for constitutional compliance of any law.
There are many actions taken by McKenna during the two terms as Attorney General that indicate his basic principles that would guide him as governor. In this blog, I will attempt to relay those principles to my readers and illustrate why it is so important we not get so preoccupied with presidential politics that we ignore a contest, the outcome of which may have equal, and as negative an impact on Washingtonians.
MORE TO FOLLOW!