Sausage Links, 'text me ur VP selection' edition

It may come as no surprise that Republican U.S. Rep. Richard "Doc" Hastings isn't a real doctor – but did you know he's a college dropout? The folks at McCranium discovered that juicy detail in this Daily Record story about Hastings' recent commencement speech at Central Washington University. Since then, the blogosphere – comme d'habitudehas pounced.


It may come as no surprise that Republican U.S. Rep. Richard "Doc" Hastings isn't a real doctor – but did you know he's a college dropout? The folks at McCranium discovered that juicy detail in this Daily Record story about Hastings' recent commencement speech at Central Washington University. Since then, the blogosphere – comme d'habitudehas pounced.

The big story over the weekend, however, came from P-I reporter Chris McGann, who discovered the Building Industry Association of Washington, Democrats' Public Enemy No. 1, has been giving loads of money to several Democratic politicians. For the folks at Northwest Progressive, it amounts to treason. ...

Obama sez: When I'm ready I'll text message U my VP selection k? C U later, LOL.

OMG: The editorial board at the News Tribune says it might be a good idea to lay down some hunting safety laws so no one else gets shot and killed because a 14-year-old mistook them for a bear. ...

1337: Ted Piccolo at NW Republican warns Obama not to take a victory lap around Oregon just yet. ...

Pwnt? P-I columnist Joel Connelly wonders if the Clintons will steal the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. ...

LMAO: Seattle Times political reporter David Postman and Times intern Will Mari trace the roots behind Republican rebranding. ...

ROFL: Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi says he will get rid of the WASL if elected. ...

FTW: A former campaign aide in Oregon shares his disappointment about the Rielle John Edwards. ...

WTF: The editorial board at The Seattle Times says Gov. Chris Gregoire's recent hiring freeze isn't enough to curb the budget deficit. ...

Fail: And finally, Chris Mulick at the Tri-City Herald breaks the bad news to longshot candidates: Sorry. If you aren't raising money and you aren't going to win, then we aren't going to cover you. ...

Clark Fredricksen is a Crosscut staff writer. You can reach him at clark.fredricksen@crosscut.com.


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