Last Friday on The Daily Weekly we spilled a few words over Tim Eyman's "lying whore" email and the repercussions that ensued. As you'll recall, not only does Eyman stand by calling Governor Jay Inslee a "lying whore," he thinks that Inslee has violated the public's trust "exponentially worse" than Rob Holland or Aaron Reardon.
As the post notes:
While some, including GOP Chairman Kirby Wilbur, have called for Eyman to apologize for the "lying whore" comment - it should come as no surprise that the former Mukilteo watch salesman isn't backing away from his harsh words for Inslee. In fact, he's doubling down, in an email sent out this morning blaming the media for largely ignoring Inslee's alleged lies while it skewered the likes of Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon and Port of Seattle Commissioner Rob Holland.
On Thursday, Reardon announced he would resign at the end of May amidst a sensational Nixonian scandal uncovered by the Everett Herald. Meanwhile, Holland announced recently he would step down from his Port of Seattle Commissioner gig next month, after the Times published a story indicating Holland had misused a Port of Seattle credit card, started a couple failed businesses with a convicted burglar and sex offender, and had a warrant out for his arrest in Pierce County just six months ago for driving with on a suspended license.
Somewhat unbelievably, in today's email Eyman calls Inslee's perceived flip-flopping on taxes a violation of the public's trust that's "exponentially worse" than anything Reardon or Holland may be guilty of.
"In recent weeks, we've seen the power of the press, and the critical role of the press, when it comes to Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon and Port of Seattle Commissioner Rob Holland, both of whom recently resigned," writes Eyman. "In both cases, the media did their jobs, highlighting their multiple violations of the public trust. The fourth estate didn't let up, writing successive, unrelenting stories, combined with scathing editorials. In the process, you sent a message to every elected official that violations of the public trust are completely unacceptable and will be met with constant exposure and moral outrage. ... It was the media fulfilling its mission: holding the people in power accountable. Governor Jay Inslee? Not even close."
"Standing in front of the press corps on January 17th, 24 hours after becoming Governor, Jay Inslee violated the public trust exponentially worse than Reardon and Holland ever did," Eyman continues. "Why was it exponentially worse? Because Inslee's violations of the public trust may end up costing Washington's citizens billions in higher taxes even though these same voters were promised an 'any-tax' veto and no transportation taxes in 2013."
To which ommenter Andrea Tucker responds:
Yah I wish he would stop beating around the bush and quit mincing words...Just come out and say what you think Tim!!!