The Note: Wait Till You See That Sunshine Place

"Before his federal indictment this week on charges of plotting to overthrow the Cambodian government, the Long Beach accountant [Yasith Chun] had raised $6,550 for the National Republican Congressional Committee and was invited to sit on the group's Business Advisery Council, which has tens of thousands of members nationwide, said Carl Forti, a spokesman for the committee," reports the Los Angeles Times ' David Pierson, eating Gerstein's dust. LINK


The company is branching out its advertising -- see: LINK

Meanwhile, Wal-Mart's not so happy about some robo-calls that Wal-Mart Watch, or the Center for Community and Corporate Ethics, as it's known in loftier circles, has been making to Wal-Mart employees, soliciting reports of unethical behavior by the retail giant. The company has sent a "cease and desist" letter to the group, saying that the language of the calls is misleading and could make people think the corporation is sponsoring them. LINK

Gubernatorial election on trial:

The Seattle Times' David Postman reports that Judge Bridges says he'll rule from the bench on Monday in the trial over the gubernatorial election results. At issue is whether he'll accept the Republican counting method of divvying up the illegal votes by proportional deduction. If Bridges allows the method, he has to pick the votes he considers illegal, then do the math. LINK

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Gregory Roberts reminds that whoever loses the case is sure to appeal to the state Supreme Court. LINK

Spokane mayor:

The Spokesman-Review's Jim Camden reports that the Spokane County Republican Party, as well as the Washington state Republican Party, have asked Spokane Mayor Jim West to resign. LINK

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