A quick link to Knute Berger’s Mossback column in the current Seattle Weekly: “It’s All Downhill.”
Knute scales the “slippery slopes” of Seattle politics, from publicly financed stadiums, to sweetheart land deals, to the monorail, before planting his flag atop City Hall, where he sees few council members willing to question the city’s priorities.
But the problem is bigger, and I’m not talking about the mayor’s girth. Greg Nickels is heading for re-election virtually unopposed. The neighborhoods have no local hero to put forward; the town’s newly energized Republican minority seems satisfied with being blog blowhards; and liberals are willing to accept Nickels’ No Billionaire Left Behind policies as long as he says “yes” to everyone.
Hmmm… Republican “blog blowhards.” I wonder who he could be talking about?
But I found Knute’s final comment most intriguing:
How far have we slid down this slippery slope? There isn’t even an amusing gag candidate on the horizon.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Naaaah… what would I do if I won?