Once more unto the breach

On Monday, former Stranger news editor Josh Feit introduced Publicola, a news and opinion site intended, amongst other things, to help fill the gap in WA state political coverage left by our ever shrinking political press corps.  Check it out.

Well today I’m pleased to announce HA’s own extended Olympia coverage with the addition of Bryan Bissell to our stable of bloggers.  Some of you may remember Bryan from PolitickerWA, where he covered state politics for much of the past year before its investor pulled the plug.  Bryan is a Tacoma native, and conveniently, a current resident of Olympia, from where he will be providing his own coverage and commentary of this year’s momentous legislative session.

Welcome Bryan.

I don’t pretend that Bryan and Josh can make up for the number of political reporters we’ve lost over the past couple years.  But they’ll try.


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    ByeByeGOP spews:

    Goldy don’t be too hard on Troll the Retarded One. He actually helped Chris keep the Governor’s office. My father-in-law was going to vote Rossi. Then I sent a snippet of Trolls postings to him and said, “Do you really want to be aligned with fools like this?”

    My father-in-law voted Dem first time ever. Thanks Troll!

  2. 8

    drool spews:

    I presume Mr. Bissell is going to suck up all the news in Olympia he can.

    Sorry. I couldn’t help it.

  3. 11

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Independent political reporting, which has been in painfully short supply the last few years, is the heart of democracy. The MSM’s flagpole saluters didn’t get the job done, so now it’s the blogosphere’s turn. While people like Goldy, Josh, and Bryan work hard to preserve good, honest, old-fashioned journalism in our state, mindless fools like Troll whistle dixie in the dark. These tunes are popularly known as “troll farts.”

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    Vince spews:

    bissell will singlehandedly make up for “the number of political reporters [you’ve] lost,” guaranteed. that’s the kind of phrasing you use when bill guthridge replaces dean smith, not when you pick up a first-rate news hound