Letters to the Editor

Hail to the chief of SAYWA

All Hail, Gregoire the Great! Ruler of the land of SAYWA!

She cometh toward power doubtfully at first with two counts saying “Nay.” Then in the County of King more votes appeared! Even more votes than voters! It was a miracle! And the glorious Gregoire quickly ascendeth to the throne. Hail to the Worker of Miracles!

All Hail, Gregoire the Ruler! Quickly she decreeth everything to be an Emergency, thereby negateth those previous initiative votes of the lowly and ignorant serfs of SAYWA. This clever action enableth Queen Gregoire and her Council of Dims great opportunity to bestow upon her simple serfs the wonderful blessings of higher taxes and ferry fares; more and more studies on light rail, Alaska viaduct, and highway routing; the addition of yet another sports arena for the professional jocks when they are not in jail; and for the expansion of educational programs in such weighty subjects as K12 sports, multiculturalism, and multi-sexuality (not much need for math, science, or English in our enlightened land).

All Hail Gregoire the Benevolent! With her Council of Dims she inviteth every Tom, Dick, and Harry (of either gender) to move to her glorious land and partake of her free social service largess. As an additional incentive, she and her Council shall clarify the term “marriage” by abolishing the words “husband” and “wife” to be replaced no doubt by the terms “party of the first part” and “party of the second part,” thereby making SAYWA the best party land of all! All Hail, Gregoire the Party Giver!

Now Gregoire the Thinker and her Council of Dims seek to make the demise of the serfs’ initiative and referendum permanent. No need for useless voting by such an ignorant populace. Obviously, only Gregoire and the Council of Dims know what is good for the serfs and have enough knowledge to manage such things as the serfs’ money, businesses, and lives. All Hail Gregoire the Omnipotent! All Hail!

Anita W. Johnston

Oak Harbor

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