Writings and observations

A post or two back, Recall Cause, told about a Washington Supreme Court case involving Dale Washam, assessor-treasurer at Pierce County. The Court let stand a move to force a recall election aimed at Washam, who was first elected in 2008 – just two and a half years ago.

Peter Callaghan of the Tacoma News Tribune writes today how he was among those who voted for Washam back then: “All I can say is, it seemed like a good idea at the time. The piece, together with the Supreme Court’s decision, is worth reading as a meditation on some of the reasons we choose the people we do, and why those reasons, even well intended, can be wrongheaded enough to force extreme measures, like recall, later.

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