Dan Savage appears a tad frustrated with Seattle politics:
I’ve had it with Peter and Tim and Nick and Richard pansy-assing around about running for mayor. They announce they’re thinking about it, they think about it, and then they announce that running for mayor is just too scary or too expensive or that Greg is just too formidable an opponent. Christ, do these guys have one lonely little nut between the four of ’em?
Dan’s solution to all this pansy-assing? He’s running for mayor. Really. Although he promises to resign 24-hours after being sworn in.
When it comes to the race to replace King County Executive Ron Sims on the other hand, indecisiveness doesn’t appear to be much of a problem. Just a week after he announced he was considering a run, State Sen. Fred Jarrett (D-Mercer Island) is making it official, joining councilmembers Larry Phillips and Dow Constantine in what’s shaping up to be an interesting race.
I know there are a lot of Seattle-centric folks who can’t take their eyes off the battle between Larry and Dow, but I wouldn’t take Fred’s candidacy lightly. He’s got a lot of support amongst social progressives, and should have broader appeal in East King County than the two city slickers.