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Since I cast the first vote, for the moment I have made Slog 100% for Murray.
Posted by gloomy gus on January 18, 2013 at 3:51 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 2
Problem is, most of SLOG isn't legally able to vote in Seattle.
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 18, 2013 at 3:53 PM · Report this

well, at least weed is legal now. at least we got that. thats fucking 8 dog night. get that black superhero guy to run that guy don't fuck around.…
Posted by tim koch on January 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM · Report this
Chef Thunder 4
Vote Quimby
Posted by Chef Thunder on January 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM · Report this
I don't know who to vote for until the Stranger Election Control Board tells me.
Posted by el ganador on January 18, 2013 at 4:09 PM · Report this
Because he's been a champion of schoolchildren, I've got to go with McGinn. None of the others come close. I don't trust Burgess, he used to be a Republican. Murray couldn't hold his own party together in Olympia, Steinbrueck will say most anything for money (eg voting for stadium district, but being against an arena going there when paid by Port). Harrell is just too damn boring.
Posted by Stewartia malacodendron. on January 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM · Report this
"Because he's been a champion of schoolchildren"

As evidence by what? The family and education levy hasn't raised test scores a single point. Or does being a good Seattle liberal mean actual metrics for success are not needed, it's how you feeeeeel that matters?
Posted by Limousine Liberal on January 18, 2013 at 4:33 PM · Report this
David Blomstrom
Posted by for the lulz on January 18, 2013 at 4:34 PM · Report this
Murray - I don't want to get called a bigot by that Nancy Boy Eli Slanderer for not voting for the gay guy. I would lose soooo much sleep.
Posted by Stranger'sWorstNightmare on January 18, 2013 at 4:36 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 10
From that crowd? Ed Murray, hands down.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on January 18, 2013 at 4:44 PM · Report this
" Ed Murray, hands down"

Asses up?
Posted by Bugger the Vote on January 18, 2013 at 4:50 PM · Report this
If the election were held today AND if the election were held only on Capitol Hill...
Posted by J.R. on January 18, 2013 at 5:00 PM · Report this
Pick1 13
Since obviously the most important question of my generation will be "What can plop plop fizz fizz do for me?", and Ishii is the only one not avoiding the topic.

My vote is for Ishii.

McGinn might be a close second, but I would have to hear that he is pro-plop first.
Posted by Pick1 on January 18, 2013 at 5:02 PM · Report this
Where's None of the above?
Posted by MLM on January 18, 2013 at 5:03 PM · Report this
mcginn is a corporate green stooge for seattle police department, like burgess is.

remember, anyone who will dismantle the corrupt SPD Guild is who is needed. mike mcginn will never go there. he had his chance already and said "no". even though it ain't my town anymore. i am just standing here right now so i decided to type something serious. SPD Guild is so right wing i don't understand what the whole delay is all about.
Posted by tim koch on January 18, 2013 at 5:23 PM · Report this
raku 16
Am I the only one who refuses to vote for middle aged white guys? Apparently at least 87% of Slog has the opposite policy.
Posted by raku on January 18, 2013 at 5:56 PM · Report this
mostly i just don't like mcginn because he was/is buddies with weyerhauser and big timber since the 1990's. he used to trade public land to those guys. mike knows what i am talking about.

i don't like the big timber guys. dominic knows mike is a stooge for big timber, but there again, mike gets a pass. he must be well hung or something.……
Posted by tim koch on January 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM · Report this
passionate_jus 18

Your links don't even say the things you claim.
Posted by passionate_jus on January 18, 2013 at 6:49 PM · Report this
beatgrl 19
Yes, I wonder how many sloggers live in Seattle. We would need another poll for that.
Posted by beatgrl on January 18, 2013 at 7:04 PM · Report this

here are the timber trades right here:……

i think the seattle times won a pulitzer for the "trading away the west" series they wrote about the sketchy corporate sierra club land trades back in 1998. i was there, we saved thousands of acres of ancient forest from the chainsaws of the 1990's sierra club. they made a movie about the shit too.
Posted by tim koch on January 18, 2013 at 7:41 PM · Report this
@ 18 continued:

"But critics of the deal said some of the tracts the government was prepared to give up were ecologically invaluable. Fossil Creek, a 4.3 square mile (2,752 acre) tract of old growth forest, is believed to be one of the most ancient forest stands in Washington. Residents of the logging town of Randle objected to the loss of Watch Mountain, a 3.4 square mile old growth forest patch. The community, a neighbor to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest lying directly below Watch Mountain, feared that Plum Creek's logging practices not only would result in a landslide and destroy a local stream, but would result in the loss of the scenic beauty of their town."

"At the end of August, five forest conservation groups filed an appeal of the I-90 Land Exchange, citing numerous violations of federal law, irreparable destruction of rare ecosystems, and potential harm to the local community of Randle. The groups requested that publicly owned parcels in the Green River Watershed and Gifford Pinchot National Forest, including Fossil Creek and Watch Mountain, be dropped from the exchange."

"We simply cannot support an exchange that sacrifices rare, low elevation old growth forest," said Dave Werntz, staff ecologist for the Northwest Ecosystem Alliance. "Both parcels in the Gifford Pinchot contain trees that are over four centuries old - some of the oldest trees left in all of Southwest Washington. How could we ever put a monetary figure to the value of these lands?"

"Randle residents were joined in opposition to the exchange by the Cascadia Defense Network, a loose knit group of activists who are sitting in trees at Watch Mountain until the Gifford Pinchot National Forest gets dropped from the exchange. The tree sitters have made an unusual alliance with the community of Randle, a former logging town, to see that the forest is not acquired by Plum Creek."

"Our hope is that Senator Murray will hear our message, save the last of this precious ancient forest, and protect the town of Randle,"…
Posted by tim koch on January 18, 2013 at 7:55 PM · Report this
DOUG. 22
Prediction: Ed Murray won't make it out of the primary.
Posted by DOUG. on January 18, 2013 at 7:58 PM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 23
Top four in the primary:

1. Murray
2. Harrell
3. Burgess
4. McGinn

General: Harrell wins.

If Sims entered:

1. Sims
2. Murray

General: Toss 'em, leaning toward Sims.
Posted by Joe Szilagyi on January 18, 2013 at 8:21 PM · Report this
sorry that was so long winded 18.i was just trying give some refs. that shit is all big though. these boxes suck fuck this.
Posted by tim koch on January 18, 2013 at 8:21 PM · Report this
Gonna be writing in Charlie Chong again, looks like.

(yes, I know. And no, it will not change my vote).
Posted by robotslave on January 18, 2013 at 10:17 PM · Report this
McGinn currently leading with 34.3%. Sorry, commenters.
Posted by madcap on January 18, 2013 at 11:32 PM · Report this
dude he is already mayor, why are you apologizing?

mike: you are like the new jim jones and shit:

-> mike is love <-
Posted by tim koch on January 19, 2013 at 8:35 AM · Report this
Tacoma Traveler 28
I want an openly gay person in the Governor's mansion within my lifetime.

Therefore, I support Ed Murray in an executive role that would make him more competitive in a future gubernatorial election.

Sorry, Mike. You're a great mayor, and a good man. So come to Tacoma and be our mayor. Let Ed do the thing that we all need him to do. Do it because you love Washington. Do it because your principles are bigger than your ego.
Posted by Tacoma Traveler on January 19, 2013 at 9:26 AM · Report this
@28 - Historically, Mayor of Seattle has not been a good political launch pad to anything. I've lived here since the 70s. Several Seattle mayors (Norm Rice most recently) have tried to go on to bigger and better things. All have failed. King County Executive has been better preparation (Gary Locke and John Spellman).
Posted by Don't you think he looks tired? on January 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM · Report this
#16 That's because Stranger readers are about 87% middle age guys, presumably white…
Posted by treasuretrail on January 19, 2013 at 11:21 AM · Report this
How the fuck is Bruce Harrell almost tied with Ed Murray. d00dz, pay attention to poltiics. If anything Ed Murray and McGinn should be WAY closer.
Posted by Devin on January 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM · Report this
Also agree with @23. If Sims entered, it would end up being between Murray and Sims. I like Mike. I volunteered for his campaign, but these two have the best chance of being voted in by the vast majority of people.
Posted by Devin on January 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM · Report this

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