Seattle Blogs: Patty Murray Turns Tea Party Hanging Into Cash

WWCED: What would Clint Eastwood do?
- Strange Bedfellows reports that Senator Patty Murray has used a Tea Partier threat that she be hung to scare up some cash for her re-election campaign. Lemons, meet lemonade.

- PubliCola says that starting April 1, anyone caught smoking in a Seattle park will be banned from said park for one day. After the fourth offense, they could be arrested. After the fifth offense, it will be legal to slap them in the face with their own hands and ask, "Why are you hitting yourself? Why are you hitting yourself?"

- The SunBreak has bad news for Gov. Chris Gregoire's new sin tax: in order to make a sizable dent in Washington's budget gap, we're either going to have increase the tax or increase the sinning.

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