So, here's a sample of what the democrats really think of Marc Boldt.
They thought this way about him then... and they thought that way about him the entire time they were using him.
BOLDT TOPS DEMOCTRATS' 1996 HIT LIST (their spelling, not mine)
There's new evidence this week that Clark County Democrats have stopped licking their wounds over last November's slaughter and begun sharpening their knives for the Republicans in 1996.
Word is emerging that they have picked Republican state Rep. Marc Boldt of Brush Prairie as their No. 1 local target.
The rap on the 17th District blueberry farmer: He supposedly lacks the breadth, experience and aptitude to match wits with Olympia's better minds.
He's also hot to trot on the conservative Christian social issues, such as opposition to abortion and is the only local Republican in a group of House members known as the Magnificent 21.
Boldt's victory in November over the respected House Majority Leader Rep. Kim Peery, D-Vancouver, was the narrowest of the local GOP legislators' successes at the ballot box (51.5 percent - roughly 1100 votes), and the most unexpected. In short, Peery's loss to political novice Boldt still is a huge embarrassment to Democrats.Ogden, God's Gift to local politics if the democratian is to be believed, was, of course, dead wrong. But as a democrat, he had to be dead wrong to begin with.
Variations on the Boldt's-not-bright theme were expressed privately in interviews Wednesday by a half dozen local Democrats.
Even one well-connected local Republican said Boldt "is not articulate," and called him the most-endangered of the local GOP lawmakers facing re-election next year.
County Democratic Chairman Dan Ogden is less charitable:
"He's dumb," Ogden said. "We'll beat him. He has repeatedly shown that he doesn't understand what he's doing."
They lined up a variety of cerebral types against Boldt: advanced degreed biologist, a union vice president, an insurance agent... Marc mowed them all down... it wasn't even close.
Boldt won his next six elections... including blowing out Gavel Down Harris twice if memory serves. It was only after he was outed as a full-blown CRC Scamming democrat that he was destroyed... first in the primary, where he was nearly defeated and only received 30% of the vote and then in the general election.
Even Lefty Lou, who desperately wanted Boldt to defeat Madore since Marc had become a pro-CRC lackey, thought Marc was dense:
On the I.Q. front Madore also has the advantage. Boldt is no dummy and has done very well at learning the issues. But if you're looking for the most likely candidate to win "Jeopardy," it's Madore.Yeah, Marc... they loved you because they thought you were a genius... and not because you turned your back on every GOP tenet of governance.
They used you and then kicked you to the curb. And it's nobodies fault but your own.
I tried to warn you, but you wouldn't listen.