"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

Rossi: The missing years

Here is the Dino Rossi profile story that probably a good many people have been waiting for, for some time: What has he done over the last three and a half years, since he narrowly lost the 2004 governor’s race?

Today’s Seattle Times piece has no explosive revelations. His activities with the Forward Washington Foundation (which, in an interesting update, seems now to be nearly defunct – more evidence that it really was just a shell for the campaign?) were mostly reported months ago. And his professional, real estate, activities are generally of a piece with his pre-2004 business activities, though in one or two cases on a significantly larger scale.

Mostly, the review is useful as a piece, giving some sense of what occupied Rossi’s attention in lieu of the governorship. Recommended.

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