Yesterday, Austin Jenkins, public radio's man at the Washington capitol and Crosscut's Olympia Journal blogger, reported on interviewing House Speaker Frank Chopp in light of criticism by Sen. Brian Weinstein, D-Mercer Island, who likened Chopp to a dictator. Austin said he was working on a report for radio, and here it is – a great account of the sniping and the real issue behind it. Read this intro, then go here. A freshman state senator is taking on the Speaker of the House. Democrat Brian Weinstein says Speaker Frank Chopp is acting like a dictator. Weinstein is angry because Chopp killed his proposal to protect homeowners from shoddy builders. KPLU's Austin Jenkins reports on this dust-up within the Democratic majority.