The Seattle Times editorial board urges the King County Council to appoint a “noncandidate” to serve out the end of Ron Sims’ term as Executive:
The best plan is to name an individual who is a noncandidate for the job in November. A candidate likely will be too distracted by the coming primary and general elections to really hunker down and fix the county’s undeniable budget problems.
Nonpartisan noncandidates. Because, you know… the last person you’d ever want to fill a political office is a… um… politician.
Reading the Times’ editors write about politics is kinda like reading a movie reviewer who hates going to the movies.