Gary Locke, Washington State’s former Governor and FIRST! Chinese American Governor in America, is doin big thangs. As a Washingtonian born and bred – I puff with pride to think of our Belov’d Gov likely named as (FIRST!) Commerce Secretary for the Obama inner circle.
Ok, I admit that during Locke’s 1996-2004 reign I was a youngin more preoccupied with nurturing my newfound love of schnapps and snatching up the latest Elfquest issues at Comics Corner (and managing my blinding popularity, obviously) than local politics. But in general, my hazy teen memory tells me that I did indeed vote for his re-election when I was of age, he generally kicked ass, and was well loved by PNWers.
No stranger to the projects and public school, racist threats against his family, and right-wing assassination plots, Gary is one tough mother that’s down with the proles — not some high-falutin’ elitist politician. And don’t forget his smokin’ wife, Mona!
Plus, he rocked the flyest haircut in the history of elected officialdom: