The Columbian newspaper (Vancouver, WA) reported on March 2, 2005 that Govenor Gregoire of Washington State was singled out with a positive comment by President Bush at his annual Governor’s Dinner. It caused quite a stir since she won the governor’s race against Republican candidate,Dino Rossi, by only 126 votes. Now here is the fun part.
Rossi spokeswoman, Mary Lane, was quoted as saying, “The president of course is a gentleman, so of course he would say that. The fact is, she is only the governor in the most legalistic and technical of terms.”