Wednesday, May 11, 2005

WA WA Everyone's a Winner in Washington

Like two puppies with a sock, the Seattle weekly that broke the Microsoft gay-rights-bill story won't stop tugging. The Stranger hit the street today carrying this flag around the stadium one more time.

After Microsoft reversed its reversal on support for gay rights legislation, everyone says he's a winner. The most outrageous was the Dr. Hutcherson, who told Fox News that MS' Ballmer called him to warn him before the public. "I've already won," he told The Stranger. "I can see why Microsoft gets sued so much when its CEO makes such dumb decisions."

Smart money will bet that Hutcherson's ploys raised the stakes and profile here, probably putting Washington State on course for gay rights and maybe civil unions. Some winner.

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