In everything from lying about the job she had in McMorris's office, to lying about raising money for the Bush campaign, to lying about her support of SEIU legislation, to lying about blowing the last $229 million in the state emergency fund, to dumping us during session so she could jet off to DC for a fundraiser to having her winged monkeys lie about Sen. Benton, Ridgefield Barbie has consistently shown herself to lack integrity, honesty and character.
Today was no exception.
Check this out from the Political Blog:
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That's not really a question. As the empty suited cardboard cutout told us during the fixed, in the bag appointment process that foisted this political waste of skin on us said:
September 29, 2010
Republican congressional candidate Jaime Herrera chose Wednesday to begin airing a new TV ad that attacks the D.C. establishment and portrays her as a hometown girl.
"Here in Southwest Washington, we know what they don't in the other Washington," Herrera says in the ad. “We’re against bailouts, reckless spending and more debt. It’s costing us jobs. And we’ve had it with career politicians.”
But here's the thing: Herrera herself was in that "other Washington" Wednesday taking thousands of dollars in donations from bona fide Republican career politicians.
According to the Seattle P-I, Herrera’s fundraiser was hosted by former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton, who introduced her to the D.C. Republican establishment and news media last winter, and by lawyer-lobbyist Tim Peckinpaugh.
The P-I reported that the admission price for the Herrera fund-raiser "was at
a level usually charged for incumbent members of Congress, but Republicans were
pulling out the stops Wednesday" for Herrera, who is running against Democrat Denny Heck for the 3rd District seat being vacated by Rep. Brian Baird.
The 3rd District race, considered a toss-up, is one of the most closely watched House races in the country this year.“If Jaime Herrera knows so much about Southwest Washington, maybe she should stay a little closer to home,” quipped Heck spokesman Grant Lahmann.
In her ad, Herrera declared, "My opponent’s spent 30 years in politics and he’s supported the madness in the other Washington.”
In fact, Herrera got her start in politics working for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in that "other Washington" before coming home in 2007 to seek appointment to a vacant seat in the Washington Legislature, where she has served three years.
Heck served five terms in the Legislature representing Clark County back in the 1970s and early 1980s and later served as chief of staff to Gov. Booth Gardner. But for the past 10 years, he's been out of public life, launching and investing in several successful businesses.
He's made only a few trips to D.C. in his life.
Which raises the question: Who's the "career politician" in this race?
“Every step I have taken since high school has been preparing me for this. There is not a job in the world I would rather have.”
Besides her obvious lie (Of course there is a job she'd rather have: that of congress critter. Why did she have to lie about that?) in reality, this disgrace to Republicans has spent the entirety of her adult life being a career politician.
All the lies, all the deceit... all of it is embodied in this work of fiction known as her commercial.
And it's as despicable as she is.
Cross posted at Clark County Politics.