He's been mentioned as a prospect for the Obama Administration, and maybe he is. But first maybe a look back at the administration of King County Executive Ron Sims would be worth while.
The Seattle Weekly does just that this week, in prickly fashion. It's detailed and expansive enough to b be worth the extended read.
Core quote, from Rollin Fatland, who worked on two Sins executive campaigns: "Somewhere along the line, the county lost its focus, its mission of providing basic services like jail, Metro [buses], and elections. It ran into trouble straying and getting into areas that may not be a county mandate. On a personal level, I have affection for Ron. He's a nice man, but somewhere along the line he got off track."