Jesus… even when the
Seattle Bothell Botch-all Times editorial board gets it right, they manage to get it wrong:
Judge, Bassett for Mercer Island
TWO candidates deserve election to the Mercer Island City Council based on their collective acumen and service. Kathleen Judge receives the endorsement for Position 3 and Bruce Bassett is best qualified for Position 5.
Oh. My. God. It’s Maureen Judge… MAUREEN… not “Kathleen.” How the hell do you print an editorial endorsement of a candidate and get their name wrong?!
That said, it’s a pretty damn good endorsement…
Location is the island city’s most direct influence on the region. A fraction the size of Bellevue or Renton, Mercer Island and its representatives play important roles in transportation, regional planning and cross-lake cooperation.
Judge and Bassett seem best-prepared for that role. The Island is ready for the next generation of leadership to step into the ranks of prominent Island voices of the past.
A glance at the town center, with its booming condos and businesses, is a look into the future of Mercer Island. With near-capacity on local roads and parking, with a new park-and-ride facility dominating the landscape south of Interstate 90, and with the rattle of old utilities framing future debates, the community needs energy and an infusion of new talent.
Absolutely. And speaking of the need for “an infusion of new talent,” I wonder if there are any fact checker positions open at the Times?