OLYMPIA, Nov. 26.—Tom McCabe, the former Building Industry Association of Washington director who became a leading figure on the right side of state politics, is returning to the capital scene in a new but not altogether different role – as CEO at the Freedom Foundation.
McCabe says he’ll be fighting the same fight when he assumes the directorship of the small-but-scrappy think tank next week. This time it won’t involve millions of dollars of campaign spending. What it will involve — he isn’t saying. “I have some ideas, and I have some concepts, and I talked to the board about them,” McCabe says. “But at this point I don’t think I want to tell the left what I’m going to do.”