by Goldy, 06/25/2007, 1:40 PM

Just another reminder to those who forgot, that the race to succeed the late Norm Maleng as King County Prosecutor is a partisan race, and that Republican Dan Satterberg is not Norm Maleng.

Dan Satterberg, the acting King County prosecuting attorney, has promised to keep his office out of politics by explicitly barring his 250-lawyer staff from contributing money or endorsements to his election campaign.

But that, in his lawyerly interpretation, doesn’t prevent one of his top deputies from aggressively seeking political endorsements for Satterberg from a long list of the county’s most prominent lawyers and law firms. They include many who do work — some in the millions of dollars — for the prosecutor’s office.

Satterberg said Friday that there is nothing inconsistent between his admonition to his staff “to remain above politics” and the effort of Sally Bagshaw, chief of the prosecutor’s civil division, to ask members of numerous law firms not only to endorse the interim prosecutor but to encourage friends and lawyers in their firms to do likewise.

Nothing inconsistent. I guess that depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is.

Here is what Bagshaw wrote to about 100 attorneys at the region’s top law firms, some of which get millions of dollars of business directly from the division she runs:

Judy Maleng and I are supporting Dan Satterberg for King County Prosecuting Attorney. [...] Our goal is to get the top lawyers in King County to endorse Dan early, and I would like to place 1000 lawyers’ names onto the website this week. I have two requests: may I add your name to our growing list of supporters, and will you help me garner endorsement support from others in your law firm? We’d like to get as many people from within your firm as well as your lawyer friends outside the office to add their name to our list. I appreciate your taking the lead on this.

And here is what Satterberg wrote to his staff in announcing his candidacy:

I will be proud to continue the policy that Norm established to not permit members of the office to either contribute money or a personal endorsement to my campaign. There are strong historical reasons for this prohibition; it is best for the office for employees to remain above politics.

Apparently, Bagshaw can “remain above politics” while asking attorneys who do business with her to “help me garner endorsement support from others in your law firm.” Apparently, “supporting” and “endorsing” are not the same thing.

A lawyerly interpretation indeed.

Imagine if President Bush had pledged that his administration would remain above politics in 2004, only to have Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld send out an email soliciting support from the nation’s top defense contractors. This is kinda like that.

Nobody is suggesting that Bagshaw’s email violates the law or any ethical code, or that such political solicitations are even unusual. It’s just that Bagshaw’s political efforts, and Satterberg’s lawyerly defense of them, clearly don’t meet his pledge to keep his office above politics.

And while nobody is suggesting a quid pro quo, firms that received over $7.2 million in contract work from Bagshaw and the PAO, certainly know on which side their bread is buttered. As do the junior attorneys. Don’t kid yourself that a lawyer doesn’t know what’s expected of him when his boss asks him to endorse a candidate. It’s not just endorsements that this email is intended to generate, but tens of thousands of dollars in contributions.

And this isn’t just speculation. Democratic hopeful Bill Sherman said that he has been contacted by attorneys at firms all over town, complaining about the pressure they were receiving.

“It made them uncomfortable because of business their firms do with the county,” Sherman said. “They were telling me they feel like they were put in an awkward position by an important client.”

Satterberg can’t have it both ways. He can’t claim to keep his office above politics at the same time he grants approval to a top aide to use the prestige of the office to garner endorsements and contributions. The fact is, this is a political campaign, and Satterberg and his supporters are doing what it takes to win. And regardless of Satterberg’s best intentions, we should never forget that this is also a political office.

If Satterberg is going to run on Maleng’s legacy, it is only fair that he be judged on his actions as well as his words. And while Maleng surely earned the admiration and respect with which he has been memorialized, it is also important to remember that he was a political animal himself. Maleng had unfulfilled aspirations for higher office, and as much as he tried to keep politics out of the PAO, he used his position and prominence to raise money and garner support for his fellow Republicans. No doubt Satterberg would do the same.

By all accounts, Bill Sherman and Dan Satterberg are both professionally qualified, in their own ways, to administer the prosecutor’s office. But to insist that somehow a Satterberg administration would in some way be less political, is just plain silly.

69 Responses to “Satterberg: “Do as I say, not as I… um… oh, what the hell, don’t even do as I say.””

1. notaboomer spews:

and in other news, SLC Mayor Rocky Anderson tells it like it is just like he did in Olympia last winter: http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/06/25/1421228

2. Tree Frog Farmer spews:

OF COURSE SATTERBERG IS INCONSISTENT. . .HE’S A REPUBLICON!

3. T spews:

Fair criticism, up until this point:

By all accounts, Bill Sherman and Dan Satterberg are both professionally qualified, in their own ways, to administer the prosecutor’s office.

All accounts? Are you kidding? Putting Sherman in charge of the office would be like making a second-year medical resident chief of staff at Harborview. He’s got less trial experience than the 80% of the attorneys he’d manage and he’s never supervised other deputy prosecutors. If he’s elected, the fallout would be tremendous–a lot of the prosecutors would quit for higher paying jobs before taking orders from this novice who all but admitted he joined the prosecutors office as a stepping stone for a political career.

4. RightEqualsStupid spews:

Let this be a lesson to all the get along Dems who think non-partisan agreement is the way forward. Give a Publican control of ANYTHING and you WILL get fucked!

5. Tree Frog Farmer spews:

The counter arguement can be made that the vast majority of attorneys go to work as prosecutors as a stepping stone to other employment. That’s the nature of the job.
Check the median income for newly minted lawyers and you can understand why institutional employment of some sort is attractive. Whether it’s the prosecutors office, or public defender’s, or one of a cast of thousands down at Douwe,Cheatham,& Howe ‘way down at the bottom of the second mortar board. The next move is up and out.
Few people can simply put a wife to work and hang out a ‘SingleShingle’ like my buddy, and then have John Edwards type success.
The complaint here is that Satterberg is PARTISAN and that failing alone disqualifies him in this era of prevailing REPUBLICAN PARTISAN CORRUPTION.

6. Roger Rabbit spews:

“Maleng … used his position and prominence to raise money and garner support for his fellow Republicans.”

He did more than that; he used his office and prestige to pimp for Dino Rossi and the Publican vote-suppression machine during the ’04 recounts.

7. Roger Rabbit spews:

The fact Satterberg let Jane Balogh off with a misdemeanor plea bargain proves he’s soft on election fraud.

8. Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

Speaking of librul media bias…

Have ya noticed that NOBODY in the old media shows pictures of Bobby Cutts and Jessie Davies side by side? Hmmm… I wonder why that is…

You moonbats google both of them and see if ya notice anything remarkable. Get back to me..

9. Goldy spews:

T @3,

Putting Sherman in charge of the office would be like making a second-year medical resident chief of staff at Harborview. He’s got less trial experience than the 80% of the attorneys he’d manage.

Um… let’s see. Norm Maleng was in private practice for three years before being appointed Chief Deputy of the Civil Division at age 32, where he mostly dealt with, you know, torts. In 1978, at age 39, he was elected Prosecutor.

Sherman was also in private practice for a few years before joining the Prosecutor’s office, where he has successfully prosecuted hundreds of domestic violence and sexual assault cases over the past four years. He’s also 39.

Dollars to donuts Sherman saw a helluva a lot more of the inside of a courtroom during his 39 years than Maleng did during his. If you want to argue that Sherman is unqualified to be Prosecutor, then the same held true for Maleng.

Oh, and let’s not forget Rob McKenna, who spent eight years in white shoes as a corporate attorney at Perkins Coie, and then years as a county councilman, not practicing law at all, before getting himself elected AG.

As for Satterberg, God knows when he last prosecuted a case. No doubt he knows how to administer an office — that’s what a chief of staff does, and he’s been doing it for 17 years. But if Sherman is elected, he’ll hire somebody like Satterberg (possibly Satterberg) to be his chief of staff.

There’s more to being prosecutor than pushing papers and signing memos. And like I said, Satterberg and Sherman would bring different qualities and qualifications to the job.

10. Roger Rabbit spews:

@8 Redneck, there are only two topics relevant to this thread … the prosecutor’s race, and … PAY YOUR FUCKING GAMBLING DEBT TO GOLDY!!!

11. Roger Rabbit spews:

Now more than 1 year past due. Until you pay it, quit bragging about what a great job you have and how much money you make, because if you can’t pay a $100 bet, you don’t have a job or any money.

12. Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

Hey Rabbit – So should the next prosecutor go after hate crimes when it’s a white person that gets killed? Or is that OK?

And do ya think if the situation was reversed that every moonbat and every hate group and every media outlet would be talking about it?

Ya think?

13. Aaron spews:

Talking about that you welsh on gambling debts?

14. John Barelli spews:

Is it just me, or have others also noted that Mr. Redneck’s posts seems to be getting more racist as he approaches puberty?

Perhaps the racism has always been there, and I just didn’t see it among the sexism.

While I probably shouldn’t, I cannot help but wish that there was a black female in this race, just to spin him up.

15. Richard Pope spews:

Goldy @ 9

Get your facts straight! You are giving Rob McKenna far too much credit!

“Oh, and let’s not forget Rob McKenna, who spent eight years in white shoes as a corporate attorney at Perkins Coie, and then years as a county councilman, not practicing law at all, before getting himself elected AG.”

Rob McKenna practiced law, at most, for six years at Perkins Coie. He was admitted to the Bar on November 9, 1988, and was elected to the King County Council in November 1995. Perkins Coie would have required McKenna to take a leave of absence to run for a political office such as the King County Council. So we have a little over six years.

McKenna was a “corporate” lawyer, not a litigation lawyer. He never once appeared in a courtroom on any Perkins Coie matter. (He did appear one time in court on a “pro bono” case, representing some tenant in an eviction lawsuit.)

16. T spews:

Goldy @ 9,

When he was elected, Maleng had seven years in a high-level managerial position as Chris Bayley’s chief civil deputy (and the office was much smaller 28 years ago). Sherman doesn’t even have seven days managing anyone else in the office.

I’m married to a prosecutor; I know of which I speak when I say that Satterberg has the respect (and will get the vote) of almost every lawyer in the office (the vast majority of whom are Democrats). Sherman is viewed as an opportunist who will use the office to curry political favors in anticipation of his next step. Not good for morale; not good for justice for the citizens of King County.

17. My Left Foot spews:

MTR……..@ 8

Genius observation, dickhead. Has it crossed your mind (what there is left of it) that perhaps, just maybe, it might be that because the BLACK police officer was CHEATING on his wife with the WHITE (caps used to make the point that I see where MTR is going with his post) woman, perhaps he did not allow or participate in photo opportunities? You know, not wanting to leave evidence of his, um, scumbag-cheating ways.

This fine upstanding BLACK (former) officer, a pillar (ROFLMAO) of his community, a role model for our children (oh my God, I gonna hurt myself laughing) was running around on his wife. He has a history of questionable behavior and I don’t care that he is BLACK or WHITE. What I do care is that the woman he was fucking for fun, to make himself feel like a “man”, turned up dead and he is now charged with her death and the death of his own unborn child. He will have the chance at trial to state his innocence and refute the charges. Until then let his BLACK ass sit in jail.

There is nothing racist going on here, Mark. You are seeing ghosts and goblins. Might want to try Valium and glass of wine. It will take the edge off and allow you to see clearly. Because sober, well, you are just not participating in reality.

18. headless lucy spews:

re 12: Sounds like you are sniveling.

19. My Left Foot spews:

Anyone else notice the resemblance between Lacy Peterson and the Davis woman? And I am not talking about them being the victims of cheating, lying bastards.

20. proud leftist spews:

MTR @ 12
If a pregnant black woman had disappeared, the story would not have made the local news, let alone the national news. Keep ranting, my acne-challenged friend, your pathological posts draw others into the light of reason over here on the left.

21. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

For once Carl Left Foot I agree with you in post #17.

Where is Jesse Hi-Jackson or Al Not So Sharpton or John I was there Lewis on this aggregious crime?

22. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Wow I agree with Proud Leftist too up to a point.

That’s because the ~90% liberal media doesn’t think pregnant black women mean anything in today’s lily white society they preach the news too!

23. Goldy spews:

T @16,

Oh… so you’re suggesting that the establishment is going to vote for the status quo? That the existing bureaucracy would vote to sustain itself? And that’s an endorsement (assuming its even true) that should guide the public?

This is a partisan political race for a partisan political office between two men who are qualified to lead the office, if in different ways. Given those circumstances I should expect the majority of Democratic voters to vote for the Democrat, and that’s clearly what you Satterberg boosters are afraid of when you insist that partisanship should not be a consideration in the race.

24. proud leftist spews:

T @ 16 “I’m married to a prosecutor; I know of which I speak when I say that Satterberg has the respect (and will get the vote) of almost every lawyer in the office (the vast majority of whom are Democrats).”

Uh, T, are you actually expecting us to believe that your wife has the pulse of every single lawyer in the King County Prosecutor’s Office (aren’t there about 250 of them?) and knows how they’re going to vote? There’s no way she has that kind of insight. The civil and criminal divisions scarcely know each other and the rivalries among the deputy prosecutors are precisely what you might expect among lawyers–herding cats comes to mind. You are, of course, full of shit, using the old line of having access to someone in the know. I noticed you said your wife is a prosecutor, but you didn’t say she was a King County Deputy Prosecutor. Just an oversight, I’m sure.

25. Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

Barelli 14 – I see you’re a big fan of the librul method of “branding” people, and thereby try to disqualify me from engaging in the debate. Why is that? Is it because you can’t win an intellectual argument with me?

26. Tree Frog Farmer spews:

MarktheRetarded™RedNeck@25 I have a “brand” for you: WELSHER!.

27. YOS LIB BRO spews:

an intellectual argument

WHAT KIND OF AN “INTELLECTUAL” DOESN’T KNOW WHEN HE’S LOST A BET?

PAY YOUR FUCKING GAMBLING DEBT, DEADBEAT.

AND GTFO!

LOSER..

28. Tree Frog Farmer spews:

Lacey Peterson, Natalie Holloway, and now Jessie Davis are simply the diversions served up by Ruper Murdoch to cover up the sinking ship of this rotten,Republican Administration.

29. Roger Rabbit spews:

@12 Want to know what a hate crime is? I’ll tell you. A hate crime is welshing a bet! Pay up, deadbeat!

30. T spews:

@ 23

I’ll give some weight to the opinion of Democrats in the office who will vote for a Republican. Do you have a better suggestion for a voter who wants to consider more than the D or R next to the candidate’s name? Maybe the Democrat lawyers outside the office who also publicly support Satterberg? As for the charge of bureaucracy, perhaps you or our friend Bill Sherman (who claims he will “streamline” it) can share with us where the problems lie? The office isn’t perfect, but the prosecutors I know (a lot of them) bust their butts for a modest salary because they care about the victims of crime and want to make a difference.

@ 24

I’m married to a King County Deputy Prosecutor. Of course neither my spouse nor I know the mind of everyone in the office. Maybe I am full of shit. But tell me truthfully, have you heard of ANY King County Deputy Prosecutor who says even privately that they’d vote for Sherman? Friend of a friend of a friend? Be honest…

31. Roger Rabbit spews:

Memo to Redneck: Excuses are not a substitute for payment.

32. Roger Rabbit spews:

222 What liberal media? There is no liberal media.

33. Roger Rabbit spews:

@25 No, it’s because your payment is past due.

34. Roger Rabbit spews:

@30 Given that we have a secret vote in this country, and the election is still some months away, and we don’t even know who won the primary yet, I’d guess that you have no fucking idea who the deputy prosses will vote for.

35. Tree Frog Farmer spews:

@30 Lemme see now. They bust their butts. . .with a lower per capita caseload than other urban counties in the state. . .with the slowest to charging rate, and apparently a lower conviction rate than say, Pierce County.

36. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Roger Rabbit says: 222 What liberal media? There is no liberal media.

To which I call BULLSHIT!

I’d post the MSNBC link where ~88% of the MSM ( can you say libtards) gave their money to Moonbat!s for Congress and President BUT… Cluelessman would call it right-wing BULLSHIT!

37. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Besides Pelletman: when Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba, a pregnant black woman disappeared in Philadelphia and Baltimore. But of course you didn’t know them facts!

That’s cuz to libtards in the MSM pregnant black women are dispensable. To media liberals those foetuses are just one less welfare crack baby taking up prison space to report about in future year news stories!

38. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Oh, I’d post those links too BUT… Cluelessman would call it right-wing BULLSHIT!

39. Yer Killin Me spews:

25

We can’t trust you to honor a gambling debt. Why should we trust anything else you say?

40. YOS LIB BRO spews:

36 – JUST HIDE IT BEHIND TINYURL, PWHACKO.

SO WHO CARES ABOUT A REPORTER’S POLITICAL LEANINGS AS LONG S/HE REPORTS THE FACTS?

YOU DO BECAUSE THE TRUTH HAS A LIBERAL BIAS.

TO WINGNUTS THAT IS.

41. YOS LIB BRO spews:

PUDDYBUD:

I WAS JUST OVER AT TINYURL AND THEY HAVE A “PREVIEW” FEATURE SO I CAN SEE BEFOREHAND IF I’M BEING SENT TO A RIGHT-WING BULLSHIT SITE.

SO FEEL FREE!!!

I LOVE TECHNOLOGY!

42. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Cluelessman: That’s it they don’t report the facts they add their own commentary.

“Legal and political conservatives hit for the cycle Monday morning when they “won” four long-awaited rulings from the United States Supreme Court. The Justices further chipped away at the wall that separates church and state, took some of the steam out of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, neutered federal regulators in environmental cases to the benefit of developers and slammed a high school kid who had the temerity to put up a silly sign near his high school.”

Words of CBS legal analyst Andrew Cohen

Of course his chosen adjectives, adverbs, and phrases are lost on the most clueless dull knife here on ‘Wipes —– Cluelessman

I’d tell you where to find it on Blogs Washington Post or CBS News Court Watch but Cluelessman would call it right wing BULLSHIT!

43. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Cluelessman: Was any of those sites right wing?

ABSOLUTELY NOT. So we now know who the wacko is right “Sitting Bull”?

44. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Think Ricky Ricardo: Hey Luuuuuucy, Cluelessman is a nut case!

45. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Can you say “chipped away”, “neutered”, “took some of the steam”, “won” are unnecessary commentary to the facts Cluelessman?

Of course not, you are the Sitting Bull of ‘Wipes!

46. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Facts and Cluelessman – Like diametrically opposed poles on a magnet.

47. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

BTW Cluelessman, the preview feature has been there for a long time. You used tiny url over the last few months. Of course being a dull knife “Sitting Bull” you missed that feature.

48. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Just for Cluelessman:

“You could argue that even the world’s worst fascist dictators at least meant well. They honestly thought were doing good things for their countries by suppressing blacks/eliminating Jews/eradicating free enterprise/repressing individual thought/killing off rivals/invading neighbors, etc.” [emphasis mine]

BTW this was said by a really way out progressive NEW democrat liberal, one who thinks like Stupidman! I’d post this link but Cluelessman would call his words penned by him right wing BULLSHIT!

49. YOS LIB BRO spews:

PUDDYBUD: YOU HAVE USED RIGHT-WING BULLSHIT MANY TIMES UNTIL PEOPLE HERE STARTED CALLING YOU ON IT.

NOW YOU JUST REPEAT THE BULLSHIT BUT YOU ARE CAREFUL TO LINK TO THE MSM SITES THAT THE WINGNUT SITES LINK TO.

NOW SOME OF THOSE “MSM” SITES ARE WSJ EDITORIAL PAGE (TOTAL R/W BULLSHIT) AND WAPO EDITORIAL (MOSTLY R/W BULLSHIT).

YOU GOT CALLED ON THOSE PRETTY RECENTLY, REMEMBER?

CUZ’ A LOSER LIKE YOU CAN’T TELL SEPARATE REPORTING FROM WINGNUT OPINION!

ONE DAY I’M GOING TO SPIDER THIS SITE PWHACKO AND I’M GOING TO EXPOSE YOUR SORRY ASS!

50. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Cluelessman – Spider away. How did I figure you out to be For the Clueless?

Golly Cluelessman -

YOU

ARE

SO

STUPID …

OOPS…

CLUELESS

51. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Awww Poor Cluelessman… Don’t you realize both papers have left and right opinion people? Oh that’s right you still trust Paul Krugman.. chastised publicly by the NYTimes Ombudsman for incorrect lying facts given in his “opinions”!

Still Sitting Bull.

BTW Cluelessman I’m working on giving you a new name. I figure I can rename you every two months giving your ‘Tard friends a good laugh like my Sitting Bull commentary.

52. YOS LIB BRO spews:

OH AND WHO DO YOU TRUST PWHACKJOB?

KRAUTHAMMER? STEYN? FRUM? COULTER?

ALL RIGHT WING LIARS, LOSERS AND DEATH WORSHIPPERS!

LIKE YOU!

53. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

BTW Cluelessman: You took a burn when you plagiarized from left wing kook sites and tried to hide that fact. Oh yeah you FORGOT that didn’t you Sitting Bull?

54. Tree Frog Farmer spews:

FORTUNATELY PUDDYRETARDO CANNOT VOTE FOR SATTERBERG. THE BEST HE CAN DO IS TRY TO HIJACK A THREAD.
yOU LOSE BUTTPUTTY. SATTERBERG IS A CONVICTICON RUNNING IN A DEMOCRATIC COUNTY, FOR A PARTISAN POSITION.
.

55. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Besides Sitting Bull Cluelessman it’s me and a few others against what 40-50 libtards?

For starters I was thinking about calling you Cialis Man but your commentary can’t stay erect for fours hours a night! SO I had to reject that one.

Then I thought Meringue Man being stiff and writing in capitals. But the cook adds a sweet essence to make a meringue and trust me, YOU AIN’T SWEET. So back to the comedy board!

56. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

#53 is that you Killatroll? Hmmm…? Do I live in Mason County?

57. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Hijack a thread. Go back upstairs and read who hijacked the thread Froggy. I bet your voice sounds like your name!

58. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Hey Killatroll@53: I can register at that King County place where all the Moonbat!s registered for the guvnur election in 2005.

59. Tree Frog Farmer spews:

BUTTPUTTYSNIFFER, THE TOPIC IS DAN SATTERBERG’S HAVING THE ROTTING CORPSE OF GONZO FASTENED AROUND HIS NECK. NO ONE WANTS A REPUBLICONVICT PROSECUTOR IN KING COUNTY. NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU DRIVEL.

60. whatever spews:

TF @35 who says, “Lemme see now. They bust their butts. . .with a lower per capita caseload than other urban counties in the state. . .with the slowest to charging rate, and apparently a lower conviction rate than say, Pierce County.”

Are you seriously contending that KC DPA’s don’t work their asses off for a modest salary? I’d call putting in 75+ hours in the office every week for half of what they could get in private practice, busting their butts. You have no credibility when you make claims to the contrary.

Claiming that KC has the lowest per capita caseloads, slowest charging and lower conviction rates is very misleading. First, cases are not filed by trial deputies, they’re filed by deputies in the filing unit (where Sherman has spent a large percentage of his 4 years in the office). Trial deputies get the cases after they’ve been filed, so the charging period is meaningless when in comes to judging how hard most DPA’s work, since they only see the case once it has been set for trial. Lowest per capita caseloads and lower conviction rates? Anytime a DPA pleads a case out, it’s considered a “conviction” but is it a conviction of substance? DPAs in King County often choose to go to trial on a righteous charge instead of turning tail and pleading down to a misdemeanor every case with an uncooperative or hostile witness. Could that affect your statistics? Is that a true measure of how hard KC DPAs work?

And please, stop claiming that Sherman has “successfully prosecuted hundreds of domestic violence, sexual assault and firearms crimes.” He has NEVER EVER been in the special assault unit where all sex crimes are prosecuted. He has NEVER EVER served in trial teams, where firearms charges have been prosecuted. He has only tried a handful of domestic violence cases.

61. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Golly Cluelessman Killatroll@53&58 had to come to your rescue. This proves you need ASSistance! You are the dullest knife in the drawer Sitting Bull.

I hope Satterberg wins. I’ll call my Seattle friends in Rainier Valley and suggest they vote Satterberg. Just think all I have to do is to cancel out 50 Moonbat ASSWiper votes except a few of you who probably take Francine Busby’s call get you illegal friends to vote.

62. Tree Frog Farmer spews:

@59 I am not attacking the worker Bees.but the policy deciders who lead to these statistics. IT’S CALLED BLOWBACK. DAN SATTERBERG IS A PARTISAN REPUBLICON RUNNING FOR A PARTISAN PROSECUTORIAL POSITION. . .WITH GONZO’S ROTTING CORPSE AROUND HIS NECK. SAY G’NIGHT DAN.
THIS IS A DEMOCRATICALLY DOMINATED COUNTY, IN SPITE OF SHARKOOKOO’S FONDEST WET DREAMS.

63. Roger Rabbit spews:

@36 “I’d post the MSNBC link where ~88% of the MSM ( can you say libtards) gave their money to Moonbat!s for Congress and President BUT… Cluelessman would call it right-wing BULLSHIT!”

Really? I want to see that.

64. The Chipmonks (D's) spews:

Acorn told me we could vote! Gonna put our Buck Teeth in the ink and stamp the hell out of a few thousand Acorn Voting registrations.

More fun than a damn any day!

65. Bax spews:

DPAs in King County often choose to go to trial on a righteous charge instead of turning tail and pleading down to a misdemeanor every case with an uncooperative or hostile witness.

Yeah, just like Steven Underwood and Patrick Maher.

66. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Pelletman: The report

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19113485/

Of course Cluelessman would call it “right-wing BULLSHIT!”

67. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Pelletman: 125/144 journalists gave to Democrats and liberal causes, 17/144 gave to conservatives, plus two went both ways. So is that 127/144…? Yeah ~88% vs 19/144.

68. Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

Pelletman: Why do 72% of Americans think news organizations tend to favor one side?

Maybe cuz it’s true. If the US is 38% conservative as posted by Cluelessman after the November elections and GWB is below 30% approval, this means many Moonbat!s also agree the MSM is libtardy!

Can’t refute dem facts can ya? Of course Cluelessman will call MSNBC “right will BULLSHIT”!

69. whocaresaboutblueorred spews:

Goldy @23,

Of course this is a partisan political race for a partisan political position. That is what the system has dictated.

What this race should NOT be about, however, is a registered Democrat voting for Mr. Sherman or Mr. Scully just because “D” is found next to their name. Similarly, no registered Republican should vote for Mr. Satterberg simply because “R” is next to his name. What I implore the voting public to do is educate yourselves.

The fact that I have read blogs where (presumably) educated citizens of King County truly believe that Mr. Scully would make a suitable King County Prosecutor makes me tremble. The suggestion that Mr. Sherman can advertise that he has “successfully prosecuted dozens of… sexual assault and firearms cases” and have voters believe this is also terrifying. To those of you seriously considering casting your vote for either of these gentelmen… I beg of you to find out more.

Goldy, you write: “so you’re suggesting that the establishment is going to vote for the status quo? That the existing bureaucracy would vote to sustain itself? And that’s an endorsement (assuming its even true) that should guide the public?”

Those are fair points. Surely one would expect Ms. Bagshaw (Chief of Civil Division) out of self preservation to endorse Mr. Satterberg. My challenge to you, however, is to find one of Mr. Sherman or Mr. Scully’s peers and ask them which candidate is most suited to lead this distinguished office. While I cannot claim to be certain of the answers you will get (although I have quite the suspicion), I have complete confidence that you, Goldy, would choose to ignore their advice and still vote for Mr. Sherman. And that is a shame.

Finally, Proud Leftist @24,

Why do you fear the knowledge that T attempts to share with you? His wife is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County and she may just have some information for you that would be relevant to the exercise of your precious vote. We know T’s source of knowledge, may I ask you where you draw your limitless knowledge to compare the fine men and women of this office to cats?

The beauty of this office that has been forged by Norm over his nearly three decades and Mr. Satterberg over his two decades is that if “Proud Leftist” (God forbid) was ever the horrible victim of crime, and had the fortune to have T’s wife as his prosecutor, then she would treat him with the dignity, respect and dedication that any victim deserves, even if she knew he was the infamous “Proud Leftist”. That goes for you too “Goldy”.

While it is true that being a deputy in the Prosecutor’s Office is a stepping stone for many aspiring politicians (see exhibit A – Bill Sherman, and exhibit B – Keith Scully). The great majority of the dedicated men and women who work in this office love it and can think of no other line of work. Mr. Satterberg has displayed his commitment and love of this office for DECADES. He has PROVEN that he loves this office and can think of no other line of work and that is why he has my vote.