If there was ever any doubt that this last election was only about Jaime Herrera and not what might be best for the 3rd Congressional District, Herrera’s attitude over drawing her office back home in Washington D.C. as well as her sorority antics over the selection today should put that at rest.
A photo taken by the AP’s Harry Hamburg captured Herrera’s juvenile antics over drawing what she must consider a prime office location.
An earlier article appearing in the Columbian, Herrera hits the Hill has Herrera expressing concern over the office she might draw. “I’m hoping the people of Southwest Washington who come to see me, can find me. It may be a closet,” she is quoted as saying.
Apparently she can put that dire concern to rest, judging by the AP Photos taken.
Somewhat perplexing is seeing the Columbian devoting space to Herrera draws for office space and managing editor, Lou Brancaccio defending this as news as he commented, “Sheese! Any chance she could have a moment to enjoy the office space she received?” as critical comments began being posted.
Sorry, this is about as much news as if she were to paint her toenails, which I have no idea or interest in.
I have been unable to find any mention in the archives of former 3rd CD representatives Brian Baird or Linda Smith making news over office selection.
As I have felt from the time Herrera couldn’t wait to jump at the opportunity for an easy run by jumping in the race less than 2 hours after Baird announced retirement, after saying for months that she did not have enough experience and it was her time yet, it’s all about Jaime and her personal climb up the political ladder.
I do credit her, and her former attack dog for opening my eyes on the dirty antics and corruption prevalent within the Clark County Republican Party as well as the Washington State Republican Party.
It is all about what is good for Jaime and the Republican Party, not the citizens in the district or community. It is the pure essence of what continues to go wrong and why the situation in the country has degraded to the level it has.
Regardless, Jaime got her way with the win by hook or crook and now must have a prime office to visit occasionally, when she isn’t on taxpayer funded junkets to exotic locations. It’s hers for the next 2 years at least, along with her $174,000.00 salary and near one million dollar budget for her office.
We, on the other hand, will continue to struggle in caring for our families and hoping for a few morsels to fall our way.
It is my deepest hope that come 2012, a conservative party will rise in Clark County and front a conservative candidate and voters will vote with their heads, not their Johnson’s.