The tate, King County and the country is facing a depression. Our elected officials at the state and federal level are feathering their retirement nests (100% after only one term in office), they opted out of Social Security and set up there own fully funded retirement plan with full medical benefits and so federal employees would not make a fuss included them in the process. We are Trillions in debt - and the press instead of bringing these problems to the forefront - focus on the silliness that is this Beck controversey. Wake up citizen - our country is burning. We elected a cream puff President who has no history of serious achievments. Focus on saving our children's future not wether or not some idiot gets an award.