commented on Murray Cans Budget Director Who Saw Seattle Through the Recession
@7, as Tom @13 so rightly points out McGinn cut the much beloved Dwight Divley from this job 4 years ago (one could rightly surmise that he had a hand in helping us through the recession as well) and he was immediately scooped up by the Stranger's boyfriend, Dow Constantine. So there's that.
It's gonna be a rough 4 years for The Stranger folk. Perhaps y'all could seek a professional to talk to...?
commented on Kshama Sawant's Brash Style Catapulted Her to Victory
It's not about the "Seattle Nice" narrative. So tired, put it to bed.
It's about efficacy. I don't care if Council members are all sunshine and lollipops and weave each other friendship bracelets. I care that they're smart enough and efficient enough to get the job done. This article seems to be telegraphing that perhaps Sawant will not be efficient because SHE'S A REBEL, DAMMNIT!, a preemptive strike for potential critics.
I hope that she proves to be a good Council member, efficient at working at City Hall and efficient at pushing her agenda. I'm far less invested in seeing her change the Seattle political landscape, the abiding hope of Dominic & Goldy. We shall see.
Also "Everything I have written so far is sort of true, but it's also bullshit." Sadly, more the norm than the exception.
commented on Conlin Concedes: "I Am Surprised and Disappointed."
I appreciate the restraint of this piece. Good work, D.H.
Michael P. is right on in @3& @7. The Sawant campaign is tone deaf on this. Excited in victory, sure. But grace & compassion are both necessary to be effective. Hoping to see better from the new Councilmember in action.