Presidential candidate Jay Inslee harmed his case by bad-mouthing Beto O’Rourke’s big bold carbon-reduction plan, when it might have been more gracious to welcome Beto-come-lately to the cause. Danny Westneat makes this point in his column, and adds that there is little sign of much of a campaign or much of an Inslee-for-President staff. That shouldn’t surprise Inslee-watchers. He has a very small inner circle in the governor’s office and doesn’t reach out to smart folks who could help him or challenge him. Not a good trait for a chief executive.
Here’s an update, a largely approving assessment of Inslee’s just-released climate plan by the highly respected journalist David Roberts.