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Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

8 responses to “Friday Flashback: Christine Gregoire’s 2008 Advice – “Our economy is strong. Buy your home.””

  1. Kary L. Krismer

    She probably didn’t believe Eleua either! ;-)

    Seriously, when she was elected in 2004 I thought she’d be a total disaster, based on her record as AG. She didn’t turn out as bad as I expected, and has had to deal with some fairly bad economic numbers. Would I have preferred someone else? Yes. But she hasn’t been all that bad judging her by other politicians–admittedly not a very high standard.

    Am I glad she’s not running again? Yes.

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  2. Scotsman

    Leadership? She was pretty much silent, in the background. Not much more than a manager when anticipatory action was required.

    Heard on the radio today that the WA. Realtors are endorsing McKenna. Hmmm.

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  3. whatsmyname

    RE: Kary L. Krismer @ 1 – Poor Eleua. He doesn’t respond to his own blog anymore. Whatever happened to bank failure friday? Things just keep changing.

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  4. 2kt

    RE: whatsmyname @ 3

    The man was not all well. I hope he is still out there, but probably not in peace.

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  5. Kary L. Krismer

    By Scotsman @ 2:

    Heard on the radio today that the WA. Realtors are endorsing McKenna. Hmmm.

    Not terribly surprising. He’s been a good friend of WR on foreclosure issues, and a few other things. I’m not sure what Inslee has done.

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  6. Carl

    Yep, she was definitely wrong. And in hindsight laughably wrong. On the other hand, i have been wrong once or twice in the past 10 years. :-)

    Maybe I am cynical, but i am with Kary – I just want the politicians not to f— things up too bad.

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  7. Daryl

    Given this whole series of “experts” telling us the bubble wouldn’t burst, do you really expect it to be the politician who disagrees with all the experts? (particularly in an election year…being a doomsayer might cost swing voters).

    But, as for why she’s not running again, it’s been a not-so-secret secret for a while that she wants a job in D.C.

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  8. Lo Ball Jones

    Gregoire grew the government 50% over 2000-2010 while population grew by only 13%.

    She took a well run state government with a surplus and turned it into a juggernaut teetering on the precipice.

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