If the Chelan County judge hadn't ruled the trial could proceed, sending it instead to the Democrat-controlled legislature, Rossi says he would have called it quits at that point.
More importantly, he said that if the judge nullifies the election, removing Gregoire and installing him instead, he might have to resign to work with the legislature on what to do next.
Should Rossi be making these admissions to a hostile liberal Seattle press? No.
While this case is making its way through the courts I think Dino should say as little as possible. Let the GOP, bloggers and talk radio keep the PR effort going strong in the meantime.
Much worse than Rossi's minor transgression is state Demo spokesperson Kirstin Brost's ongoing asinine comments that only serve to reinforce Christine Gregoire's image as a nasty trial lawyer-type with similar mean-spirited underlings surrounding her.
But a Democrat Party foolish enough to let Howard Dean run it probably isn't smart enough to keep its trap shut and avoid aggravating the public on the election challenge matter.
Remember, the polls aren't going their way on this issue and that doesn't seem to be changing with time. A majority of Washingtonians believe the election was stolen and that Gregoire is not a legitimate governor.
(Seattle Times- AP- Rebecca Cook)
Dino Rossi was almost ready to throw in the towel, the Republican candidate for governor told reporters at a news conference today.
If a judge had ruled last Friday that Rossi's legal challenge to Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire's election had to go through the Legislature and not the courts, Rossi said he might have given up.
But the judge ruled the Republican's case could proceed. Today, Rossi said he hopes his election challenge will go to trial within a month.
"We'll be able to get to the bottom of these problems with the election," Rossi said. "I believe we have more than enough evidence to show, really, that we'll never know who won this election."
Democrats said the Republican's election challenge will probably take longer than that, quoting a December letter from Rossi saying an election challenge could stretch for months and would cause the state to suffer through a long, drawn-out process.
"Does he think it's worth it to put the state through this?" asked Democratic Party spokeswoman Kirstin Brost.