One more reason to love Sam Reed

And his whole office too, but that wouldn’t fit in the title. Where some folks could make elections administration boring (perish the thought!), Sam Reed et al embrace the lighter side. Case in point: the petition for R-71 (which is a downer, as it would repeal this year’s domestic partnership legislation) has to include all 114 pages of HB 5688 compiled onto one page – no small task, and one that leads to a BIG piece of paper with LITTLE writing all over it.

And the good folks in Olympia documented it for us. And now, for you. Deadly funny (and more so if it weren’t such fricking serious and bummery legislation).



5 Responses to “One more reason to love Sam Reed”

  1. 1 Bill Yuns
    June 10, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Is this an appropriate time and place to make a Mixalot reference? I live big… ballots? Votes? Anyone help with a better pun?

  2. 2 Bill Yuns
    June 10, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Oh, and regardless of puns, boo to R 71. If you haven’t yet, go to facebook and Decline to Sign. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Decline-to-Sign-71/79860412479

  3. 3 Skyzoo
    June 10, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Trying to think of something funny, but the absolute sadness of this referendum is killing my sense of humor. I like equal rights and I cannot lie? Sigh.

  4. June 11, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Technically, R-71 wouldn’t repeal the Domestic Partnership bill. It would put it up for a popular vote. It’s important to emphasize this, since in the unlikely situation that they do get enough signatures to put it on the ballot, a “yes” vote would be required to keep the rights and responsibilities that we’ve fought for in place.

    In short:

    Decline to sign because civil rights should not be subject to popular vote.

    If civil rights are subject to popular vote, vote “yes” to keep civil rights in place for gay and lesbian couples.

    Complicated, I know, but please try to keep it in mind when blogging. We definitely don’t want people voting down R-71!

  5. 5 washingtonbus
    June 11, 2009 at 11:31 am

    You’re so totally right. Clarity is a must – thanks for making the line clear and bright!

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