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By Lou Marzeles
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Eyman tells Goldendale crowd he'll 'extort' a vote on constitutional amendment from state

 

Lou Marzeles

TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Tim Eyman speaks Saturday in Goldendale on his "Two-Thirds for Taxes Constitutional Amendment" campaign. The professional legislative initiative maker has been accused of extortion in trying to make the state vote on the measure, which would amend Washington State's constitution.

Still buried deep within the bowels of the Washington Secretary of State web site is a seemingly incongruous document: it's a satiric resolution proclaiming Tim Eyman to be, paraphrasing, the south end of a north-bound horse. It's there because in 2003 a blogger named David Goldstein made an effort to actually get the resolution passed before it was shot down by a judge who found it unworthy of the state's attention.

Judging from his demeanor during his talk at Saturday's packed Klickitat County Republicans' annual Lincoln Lunch in Goldendale, Eyman probably gets a kick out of the failed resolution. He had no problem acknowledging accusations in some media that he is trying to extort the...



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