Monday, February 17, 2014

The Worst Person In the World

With a tip of the hat to Keith Olberman, I would like to nominate state senator Michael Baumgartner (R-Spokane) for "Worst Person in the World" this week.

Mr. Baumgartner has introduced a bill before the state senate that mocks the state supreme court's McCleary decision. This is guy who complained about the waste of time when the senate squandered fifteen minutes naming a state oyster.

What a prick a pointless, unproductive irritation committed for his entertainment. If he and his senate colleagues would do their job and fully fund education as the constitution requires, then they wouldn't have lost the McCleary decision.


Melissa Westbrook said...

Charlie, take out the name-calling of the Senator. You're going to get called out for it by our more-sensitive readers.

Also, I believe the Senator has introduced more than one bill in this direction - that's how hell-bent he is on his way.

zap said...


Josh Hayes said...

a) How about "putz"? and

b) Yes, he has also proposed reducing the membership of the Supes to a mere seven from the current nine, because it's apparently expensive having those extra two. Or something.

Anonymous said...


He takes exception. (See F Bomb.) With so much educational accomplishment to his credit, he should be the last person to be dismissive of this decision. It's a Tea Party thing.


Former SPS Teacher said...

"Beautifully Unique Sparkle Pony."

The official term for this particular waste of perfectly good oxygen is "Beautifully Unique Sparkle Pony."