On the evolution of Republican discourse…
...regarding Patty Murray.
"Dang me, dang me, they ought to take a rope and hang me, hang me from the highest treeeeeeee, woman would you weep for me."
Former US Rep Rod Chandler, debating then State Senator Murray in 1992.
"How many of you have watched the movie Lonesome Dove? What happened to Jake when he ran with the wrong crowd? What happened to Jake when he ran with the wrong crowd. He got hung. And that's what I want to do with Patty Murray."I remember Patty's supporters sporting mini-nooses on their lapels after Chandler's Roger Miller impression. Might be time to break 'em out again. It could be an effective way to point out the underlying extremism of the Tea wing of the Republican Party.
An anonymous voice from the podium of a "tea party" event in Asotin County.