Jay’s known as the “climate guy” — and that’s definitely true — but he’s also a lot of other things.
He’s been a versatile player since he was in high school. Literally. Here he is in high school playing both basketball and football:
That is probably part of what set him up to be one of the most progressive and productive governors in the country: While focusing on fighting climate change in Washington state — where he was named “greenest governor” and pursued the greenest energy agenda in the country — he also expanded access to health care, made Washington the best state to do business, invested in education, and championed legislation to curb gun violence.
Phew. Talk about a real team player, right?
That’s the spirit and record he’ll bring to the White House, and after Donald Trump, we really need a president who can walk and chew gum at the same time (or, save our country from Trump’s self-made problems AND save us from climate change).
I don’t know a lot about sports, but I know the last time we elected a president who was good at basketball, we got a lot done for our country. Maybe if we help elect one who is good at basketball and football we’ll do even more — here’s hoping.
Travis Mockler Digital Director Inslee for America