Seattle Times editorial page editor Jim Vesely is deeply disappointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire’s reelection, so much so, that’s he’s taken to bad mouthing his own readers:
Democrats are doing well on the Eastside of metropolitan Seattle, either through onslaughts by good candidates or the inevitable party-switching that represents tidal change. Yet before the Republican majorities in the far Eastside are snuffed, something remains of their efforts: a general sense that self-absorbed Seattle is not the definer of metropolitan life, that political independence is not the sponge to be soaked up by King County Democrats, and that a way of life on the exurban Plateau has meaning beyond Seattle’s persistent, and effete, condemnation.
“Self-absorbed” and “effete”…? Really? This is the sort of profound disaffection Vesely ironically holds for the city whose name is featured in his paper’s masthead? Wouldn’t it be more honest to rename the paper “The Sammamish Times”? Is it possible for subscribers to sue the Blethens for false advertising, based on the so-called “Seattle” Times’ blatantly misleading name?
Honestly, how can the Times editors claim to represent the interests of Seattle when they hold such obvious contempt for the city and its residents? And how can their holier than thou exhortations against partisanship be taken the least bit seriously when they prove so eager to fan the flames of such petty and divisive sub-regional factionalism?
I’m just askin’….