The, uh... how best to put this? The eccentric man with the same name as a beloved, deceased Pioneer Square bookseller—but is most certainly not that deceased bookseller—says he's decided to cut short his run for Seattle mayor. David Ishii, who you can read about here, said on my voicemail, "Thanks for all of what The Stranger does and what all the media does, especially The Stranger. I dropped out of the mayor's race and am now officially running for Position 4 in the city council race, running against Sally Bagshaw."

Which is sort of too bad, because I'd hope he would run against Council Member Mike O'Brien... and thereby also find himself running against Sam Bellomio.

Watching Sam Bellomio and David Ishii on the same panel would be gold.