This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

It looks like Gov. Gregoire has delayed a decision on the Alaskan Way Viaduct:

“We are at a political stalemate and must find a path forward to replace the viaduct,” Gregoire said in a statement. “I don’t believe that, without a vote, either option will move forward. We need to hear directly from the people for whom this decision has the most impact.“

Oh wait, I’m sorry. That was when she delayed a decision over two years ago and called for a public vote. The vote happened, two years went by, and now she wants to delay yet again:

“As a result of the continued overwhelming response and input on replacement options from stakeholders, we have asked our respective transportation teams to continue their review. Once this information is in hand, and working closely together, a final recommendation will be made to the state Legislature in January,” they wrote in the joint letter.

I held out a faint hope that, with reelection out of the way, the Governor would start governing again. But I guess she’s going to just lay low for the next four years so that big mean scary Dino Rossi won’t have anything to hang on her in 2012. Hell, it worked last time!

Meanwhile, the Times says that the tunnel is “back in play.” What part of the 70-30 “no tunnel” vote in 2007 do these people not understand?

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