Did WA Gov. Inslee audition for cabinet job in debate?

Seattle’s ABC affiliate, KOMO News, published a report that says “political strategists” believe that Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s run for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination “may be over.”

Is Washington Gov. Jay Inslee auditioning for a cabinet post in someone else’s administration? (Screen snip, YouTube, MSNBC)

This was before Inslee’s performance in the second presidential debate Wednesday evening, in which he pulled what some people might consider a desperation “race card” by declaring, “We can no longer allow a white nationalist in the White House.”

It’s right there in the Washington Post’s transcript of the debate.

The “climate change” candidate is under heavy criticism from Evergreen State conservatives for being in the race with no chance of winning the nomination. They complain that he is sticking taxpayers with security bills, because a Washington State trooper travels with the governor.

Inslee has been running near to dead last since his race began. He got about eight minutes of microphone time, but a look at the transcript shows that other candidates—the ones media has decided belong in the spotlight—got more attention than Inslee or any of the other “also rans.”

According to Vox, Inslee made an “important point” during the debates, and that was taking the Senate away from Republicans and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

But this bit about having a “white nationalist” in the White House; is that the way Democrats look at Donald Trump? It evidently is the way Inslee looks at the president.

The governor tried to hit all the far left talking points, noting at one point, “I’ve never been a black teenager pulled over in a white neighborhood. I’ve never been a woman talked over in a meeting. I’ve never been an LGBTQ member subject to a slur.”

Probably nobody has ever accused him of being a “gun nut,” either, but he has never shown any sympathy toward beleaguered firearms owners, regardless their race, gender or age.

He talked about reducing carbon emissions by 2050, but conveniently overlooked the fact that he’s been jetting around the country on what appears to be a “vanity campaign” that might turn into a cabinet position if a Democrat defeats Trump next year. Those jets leave quite a carbon footprint, according to KIRO Radio talk host Dori Monson.

When former Vice President Joe Biden talked about “working it out” on the subject of climate change, Inslee fired back, “We cannot work this out. The time is up. Our house is on fire. We have to stop using coal in 10 years, and we need a president to do it or it won’t get done. Get off coal. Save this country and the planet. That’s what I’m for.”

And he closed out with this observation, which just might explain why the press, and the debate moderators, haven’t shined the light more on Inslee:

“Think about this: Literally the survival of humanity on this planet and civilization as we know it is in the hands of the next president. And we have to have a leader who will do what is necessary to save us. And that includes making this the top priority of the next presidency.

“And I alone on this panel am making a commitment that this will be the organizing principle of my administration not the first day, but every day. And if you share my view of the urgency of this matter, I hope you’ll join me, because we are up against powerful special fossil fuel interests. And it is time to stand up on our legs and confront the fossil fuel special interests. Because that is our salvation, what it depends upon.”

Whatever else Inslee accomplished, he got on the Vox radar, and had the Spokane Spokesman Review quoting the New York Post, which described Inslee as “treading water” while adding, “He made a case for getting a job in someone else’s administration.”

Could that be what he’s been up to all along?


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