Wahkiakum County, WA

In this blog's recognition of Washington's 39 counties, each of the next 39 posts on Commoner will be named in honor of a county, in alphabetical order starting with Adams. The county that is recognized on a particular day does not necessarily correlate with the particular topic chosen for that day other than in the general sense.

The Media Gets It Wrong: as Gomer Pyle Would Say, "Surprise, Surprise, Surprise." 

I never told anyone, including any journalist, that I didn't think that I could win the election for Lieutenant Governor.  All that I told a reporter was that I am a long shot.  Long shots, even in horse racing, do win from time to time, and yes, it's possible for long shot candidates to try to bring some attention to issues important to them while still trying to win the election.  Apparently, though unfortunately so, the AP applied James Deal's talking points to me as well.  I have every intention of winning this election, and the fact that I have probably spoken to more voters in person, and individually, than any other Lieutenant Governor candidate (or maybe statewide candidate, period) in the last six months -- literally in the thousands -- means that I'm really trying to win.

Secondly, don't big news organizations have spell check on their computers.  I never said I wanted to "phrase out" anything, but I did write on this blog and possibly elsewhere that phasing out (there's no "r" in phase or phasing) nuclear energy, because of its inherent dangers, was a good idea.

Of course, one little article about my campaign during the entire Lieutenant Governor race was all that the corporate media could come up with (the so-called alternative media wrote nothing), and they couldn't even get that right.

With any luck, they'll get another chance come August 7th.

by Mark Greene

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