First, her bogus, nonsensical lies concerning her committee assignments.
Her main keeper, Cathy McMorris Rogers (CMR) is number 3 or 4 in House Leadership. There was never a question as to what committees she was going to get. Why she'd lie about that is as mysterious as to why she'd lie about her job with CMR, and the basis for her SEIU support and her decision to help the democrats strip out the last $229 million from the state emergency fund.
The fact is that the decision concerning her committee assignments was made long before the election even took place.
Second, the gutless, campaigning Barbie shines through here:
Herrera declined to state a position on the sweeping tax package negotiated by President Obama and congressional Republicans, which passed the Senate Wednesday on an 81-19 vote and is now headed for the House.Cowardice is hardly an attractive trait in our "leaders." Grow a pair and tell us, Babs. This is, after all, America, and you ARE allowed to have an independent thought in your head, even if you've skipped that part of thinking for the past 5 years or so.
“I don’t get a chance to vote on it or to weigh in,” she said. “During the campaign, I made it clear I’m not going to raise taxes. I’m committed to that.”
She said she likely would have voted for the 13-month extension of federal unemployment benefits. “With as many people unemployed in our region as we’ve got, I don’t see that there’s an option. However, I believe it should have been offset” with cuts in other areas, she said.One of the first things I learned in Olympia was that the voting machine doesn't count a "reluctant yes" any differently than a regular "yes." Voting the way the democrats want is a well-established pattern by our local empty suit. Add tens of billions to the deficit?
Noooo problem. There IS an "option." It's to understand that by extending unemployment checks, you're extending unemployment. But then, you've never been the brightest bulb on the tree.
Herrera also declined to take a position on whether she would support an increase in the federal gas tax if that becomes necessary to help pay the federal share of a new Columbia River Crossing. During her campaign, she said she was opposed to burdensome tolls on commuters who use the bridge and believed the federal government should pay “the lion’s share” of the cost. The total cost of the project is estimated at $3.6 billion.Since when has that ever stopped you? We don't pay your empty-suited behind to "decline to take positions." We need to know what's rattling around that empty head so we know what to "Stuart" you over.
“I’m on board with making sure the federal government understands this is something that needs to be taken care of,” she said. “I’m operating under imperfect information.”
I'm reminded of a 19th century Officer Evaluation Report I read once. I believe the characteristics were something like this:
"poor fellow... unfit to carry the hod."
Your continuing cowardice and lack of understanding will make me think of that unnamed lieutenant every time I read about you, Babs.
Cross posted at Clark County Politics.