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The following article was originally written in 2012;

The documentable facts about Lori Sotelo are voluminous. A complete account, the kind that handles every sort of objection and counter-claim up front, would be tens of thousands of words long. We’ve already written volumes on Lori, and the incredibly counterproductive acts of the two previous administrations of which she has been an active part dating back to 2002 and the campaign that brought them to power. So this article will be a summary and full of links to some of that documentation. (more…)

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All over the State of Washington on Saturday (Feb. 20), Republicans held their equivalent of the Iowa Caucuses – but with much different results. The average attendance at one of Iowa’s 1,687 caucuses in 2016 was over a hundred people.

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…………………………………………ONE Iowa caucus…………………………………………..

We have no “official” reports in Washington, but based on our initial investigation the average number of people attending a Washington State GOP caucus in 2016 may have been 1. You read that correctly. One. Perhaps less. And the reasons are clear.

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Washington State pooled caucuses (composite photo). Each folded placard , on each table, is one caucus (example circled in red, foreground). [click to enlarge]

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[The author of this post has expressed that he in no way, shape, or form intends it as a commentary on either newly elected WSRP Chair Susan Hutchison or  former Vice (and former acting) Chair Luanne Van Werven.  He further specifically disavows any claim, (inadvertently implied – or imaginatively imputed by adversaries) to being an attorney. ~~ Ed.]

RCW 29A.80.020

State committee.

“The state committee of each major political party consists of one committeeman and one committeewoman from each county elected by the county central committee at its organization meeting. It must have a chair and vice chair of opposite sexes. This committee shall meet during January of each odd-numbered year for the purpose of organization at a time and place designated by a notice mailed at least one week before the date of the meeting to all the newly elected state committeemen and committeewomen by the authorized officers of the retiring committee. At its organizational meeting it shall elect its chair and vice chair, and such officers as its bylaws may provide, and adopt bylaws, rules, and regulations.”

gender quotasThe WSRP State Committee has elected a new Chair to replace Kirby Wilbur, and of course, congratulations are in order!  There does, however, appear to have been a slight oversight regarding  state law.  (more…)

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macbeth_brujas1ACT I  SCENE I         A desert place. Thunder and lightning.

Fair is foul, and foul is fair:

Hover through the fog and filthy air.

The irony was palpable, the debate pressed with “War is Peace” and “up is down” arguments.

Kirby in email: “This isn’t a conspiracy.”

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There is no question that when you are alone, you have a private moment. Beyond that, there is considerable debate.

aarrgh-no-girls-allowed“The Republican Party is a PRIVATE organization”

Luke Esser and Lori Sotelo announced that masterfully in 2008 and were able thereby to prevent the State Convention and the King County Party, respectively, from interfering with what Luke and Lori wanted to do… uh… privately.

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