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April 11, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Ex-TV anchor runs for King County executive

Republican didn’t sneak onto ballot

Regarding The Times’ April 9 article [“Ex-TV anchor seeks Sims’ job,” NW Thursday], I laughed out loud at the statement made by state Democratic Party Chair Dwight Pelz: “This is why the Republicans ran the initiative to make it a nonpartisan office — to sneak a right-winger like Susan Hutchison past the voters of King County.”

Sneak? How, exactly, is Hutchison “sneaking” onto the ballot? Does Pelz believe Republicans across the state gathered in darkened rooms to work on the November initiative while rubbing their hands together in anticipation of Hutchison’s announcement? Is it not OK for a Republican to run?

His belief that Hutchison is being “sneaked past the voters” is also an insult to every voter in King County, the implication being that we are too stupid to know who and what we are voting for. Apparently in Pelz’s world, it’s admirable and upfront for Democrats to run for office, but a Republican announces her candidacy and is being sneaked in under the radar by those conservative n’ere do wells.

Pelz’s outrageous and typically liberal pronouncement is one of the main reasons I am no longer a Democrat. Pay attention, voters.

— Tracy Rohwer, Bellevue

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