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Brad Owen is the conservative candidate for Washington state Lt. Governor

November 3, 2008

The Seattle Times endorsement of Republican Marcia McCraw mentioned her “complicated life story” that “gave us pause.” But they concluded she’d learned from her mistakes and it was time for Mr. Owen to step down; after all, he shouldn’t expect a life appointment.

Mr. Owen is not serving a life appointment. He’s served three elected four-year terms. If The Times doesn’t like it, the paper should use its awesome power to lobby for term limits.

I looked a little more into Marcia McCraw.  She is a perfect example of why I don’t identify myself as a Republican. I tend to vote for Republicans, but I also vote for Democrats. And McCraw’s “story” makes me really, really, really like Brad Owen.

In McCraw’s case, it isn’t just the DUI and the bankruptcy that I find offputting. She styles herself a “social liberal and fiscal conservative.” She supports abortion “rights” and gay marriage and has endorsements from NARAL and the medical marijuana lobby. Brad Owen spends time in schools promoting an anti-drug agenda to kids. The Stranger calls him “preachy.” No problem for me. McCraw’s “partner” is an interesting fellow, too. Joel Eisenberg, 74, is known as the “father of dial-a-porn.” But of course, she’s not into that and he doesn’t do that anymore. Anyway, she dates other people and has no intention of remarrying: been there, done that, twice.

So, I think Rossi and Owen would make a great team. And yes, I realize most people have already voted; this is for the paleo types like me who actually go to the polls and vote on Election Day.

  1. ijp permalink
    November 3, 2008 12:14 pm

    Read up on the three initiatives on the ballot tomorrow, go to

  2. Jon permalink
    November 3, 2008 3:44 pm

    Thanks for the info on McCraw!

    I’ll definitely be voting for her now!!

  3. November 3, 2008 7:26 pm

    Oh well.

    For people who value life, here’s a link substantiating that Brad Owen is pro-life, or, in NARAL parlance, “anti-choice.”

    And the Seattle Weekly describes him as “lukewarm on gay rights” here.

    Even Gov. Gregoire thinks Washington isn’t ready for gay marriage. It’s one thing on which we agree.

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