« McDermott on DailyKos | Main | Legislators smarting over Gates' education comments »

March 05, 2005

Why is Tim Eyman "drooling"?

The effort to ban smoking in public places in Washington is heading for the ballot box. This is no surprise. But why would Tim Eyman be "drooling" over the fundraising success of an initiative he's not associated with? According to the Seattle PI (emphasis added):

The successful fund-raising by I-901 supporters has initiative sponsor Tim Eyman drooling -- especially when he saw the campaign office had paid $70 for water delivery.

"That's a pretty good sign there's a well-funded campaign. It's like, money is not a problem," He said.

"It doesn't automatically guarantee success, but it sure does relieve a lot of pressure," Eyman said. He added that he personally thinks I-901 is "beyond insane" in its smoking restrictions, but he thinks it will be a "slam dunk" at the polls.

Does this quote make any sense to you?

Posted by Jon Stahl on March 5, 2005 at 07:31 AM in Ballot Initiatives | Permalink


TrackBack URL for this entry:


He's drooling because he's jealous that his campaign doesn't have very much money.

Posted by: Andrew | Mar 5, 2005 11:45:59 AM

Actually, I was going to suggest it had something to do with recent dental surgery, but I think Andrew has it right.

Posted by: David Goldstein | Mar 7, 2005 10:53:58 AM

I think he likes to see initiatives and believes they should rule the world.

For anyone interested in helping the smoke free initiative I-901 to gather signatures they can contact the campaign at :

Healthy Indoor Air for All Washington
6560 Latona Avenue NE, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98105

Posted by: Erik | Mar 8, 2005 9:38:05 PM

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Why is Tim Eyman "drooling"?:

Post a comment