Pridemore, as we all know, is ditching the legislature in an effort to get a better-paying gig. He's got his retirement to worry about, after all. But like his buddy Reagan Dunn, RINO Republican and King County Councilman, he believes that getting this notch on his crank is what he needs to do get elected.
With Dunn, it's clear his abandonment of principle is politically motivated. But unlike Dunn, the question remains: does Pridemore HAVE Any character?
From his first session in the Senate:
Legislature: Pridemore reluctantly casts key tax voteSo, after bitching about the budget and who is tasked with balancing it, what does the little slimeball do?
Sunday, April 24, 2005
By DON JENKINS, Columbian staff writer
OLYMPIA -- State lawmakers appear ready to end the 2005 session today, though for about one minute a Vancouver Democrat had the session derailed.
To protest higher taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, Sen. Craig Pridemore on Friday night originally voted against a $263 million revenue package that supports a two-year spending plan agreed to by House and Senate leaders.
Without Pridemore's vote, the package was one vote short of passing.
Pridemore, however, changed his vote to yes at the end of the roll call and immediately left the floor of the Senate, unhappy with what he helped approve.
"I think the Senate has balanced the budget on the backs of the poor and powerless," he said
Votes "yes," anyway. Character? WHAT character?
There are other little episodes, of course, that show he can be bought. But his gay marriage jihad and that of his fellow fringe-left nutters like Dunn and Moeller are the result of political deals where the main concern isn't integrity, character, or the will of the people:
It's getting elected... start to finish.
Good luck with that to the both of you.
As for me, I am opposed to gay-rights nonsense; the idea that anyone should be accorded any special treatment or status because of their sexual practices, one way or the other, is absurd.
But it would at least be palatable if the fringe-leftists so rabidly pursuing this idiocy would at least have the decency to allow the people to have a say.
Because if this was, ultimately, the will of the people of this state, I could more easily live with it... except the fear-driven left has shown in everything from the CRC to this nonsense that what the people they would govern want is totally unimportant.
And frankly, I don't recall any of this clowns outside the gay caballeros ever running on a pro-gay marriage ticket. But that's just me.