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You got to have faith…in budget cuts

You got to have faith…in budget cuts

State Legislators have been saying for years that they’re “up all night” fretting over the budget. Last night, they finally put in the time to make that ring true, with a debate that lasted until 2 in the morning. It all started when Senator Ed Murray released a budget proposal which cut… hardly anything. Even... Read more...
Ed Murray is still not equal to himself

Ed Murray is still not equal to himself

Only in Olympia could approving a policy supported by a strong majority of the state be taken as a sign of political bravery. But that’s exactly the case with the marriage equality bill which, despite polling at about 55% approval, won Senator Ed Murray (narcissist, 43rd) and Governor Gregoire national credit for political bravery. (The... Read more...
Seattle Times Live Chat with Zarelli & Murray fails to cut to the core

Seattle Times Live Chat with Zarelli & Murray fails to cut to the core

The Seattle Times hosted a live chat on the state budget with leader of the pack Joe Zarelli and his sidekick, Ed Murray. (In all fairness, Senator Murray was clearly the key author of the excuses accompanying the budget.) Read more...
Werewolves and Narcissists oh my

Werewolves and Narcissists oh my

How Joe Zarelli found leverage over Ed Murray: one compliment at a time... Read more...
What the crystal ball shows: Updated legislative forecast

What the crystal ball shows: Updated legislative forecast

The updated revenue forecast is due in March, and likely to lay further waste to the graveyard construction stimulus plan previously known as the biennial budget. In advance of this forecast Undead Olympia has contacted our friends in the soothsaying community to see what future they see for this year's Legislature. Top of the list... Read more...

Quick Ed Murray Update

Today's Morning Fizz from Publicola adds a couple pieces of evidence to the Ed Murray = Undead Narcissus meme. Read more...
Senator Ed Murray: Undead Narcissist

Senator Ed Murray: Undead Narcissist

Senator Murray (Narcissist - 43rd) is the key budget-writer in the Senate. More importantly, he's a man driven by two obsessions. First, he's obsessed with Frank Chopp. Second, he's obsessed with himself. Read more...