Is the Enemy of My Enemy My Friend?

I can’t say I have a lot of love for folks who attempt to use the initiative system to limit the role of government. I cut my teeth in statewide politics a decade ago working to oppose measures by anti-tax activists that would have gutted critical services.

But now here is Tim Eyman, Washington State’s answer to Bill Sizemore, but with a bent for transportation, pushing an initiative to prohibit variable tolling, which could be one more source of heartburn for the Columbia River Crossing.

Sigh… but I don’t think I’ll bite. Just as I wouldn’t really want to ally with anti-transit activists in Clark County, I don’t think this is the way to take down the CRC. There are too many good reasons to change it.

Besides, I don’t really think of myself as an ‘enemy’ of the CRC, I see myself more as the ‘loyal opposition’.

Sorry, Tim.

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