Writings and observations

An early-early campaign line?

The dustup between Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark has gotten only limited media attention, though the Horse’s Ass blog has been tracking it thoroughly. The dispute has to do with Goldmark’s request for legal work from the attorney general’s office in a land case in Okanogan County, and McKenna’s refusal to provide it. The dispute has gotten increasingly heated.

Today’s note comes from the Washington news site Publicola, which said it ran into Representative Jay Inslee and chatted about the case. There’s some reason to: Inslee (a Democrat) is leading prospective candidate for governor in 2012, and so is McKenna (a Republican).

Asked about the McKenna-Goldmark dispute, Islee replied that McKenna “seems to think he’s the Lands Commissioner, the Secretary of State, the Governor, and the AG.”

Round 1.

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