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November 8, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Eyman says he has thick skin, shakes off 'herpes' comment

Tim Eyman

Tim Eyman shrugged off the comment tonight by State Democratic Party Chairman Dwight Pelz, who likened Eyman to herpes.

“Didn’t he once call me a ‘self-aggrandizing punk?” Eyman asked. “If you’re in political activism, you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about this stuff. It’s a snake pit. After 15 years, I’ve developed a thick skin.”

Pelz said tonight at an anti-1125 gathering at a Pioneer Square bar, “Tim Eyman is like herpes. Just when you think it’s gone, it comes back.”

Eyman is now on his 15th initiative in 15 years, with no plans to stop.

“This is my calling,” he said. “This is what I was meant to do.”

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