More on Connelly’s Whidbey Island Roommates
Yesterday, blogger Stefan Sharkansky reported that four people, including two who actually live overseas, are registered to vote at P-I columnist Joel Connelly’s 737-square-foot Whidbey Island vacation cabin. Connelly, infuriated at what he characterized in an e-mail to the Stranger as a “right-wing attack” (Sharkansky is indeed a conservative blogger), bombarded Sharkansky with e-mails defending the foursome’s “residence” at the tiny cabin. In one, he offered to provide photos one of the overseas residents, David Lawsky, in the Cascades, Olympics, and on Whidbey Island.
“Please send them, Joel,” Sharkansky wrote. “I’ll post them along with pictures of myself in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Spain, Austria and other places where I’ve spent a few vacations but have no right to vote.”
In other Connelly-related news, Sharkansky reports that Lawsky described his residency on a message board in 2003 as follows: “I have lived in Brussels, Belgium, since January, 2001, for the same reason I lived in Washington, D.C., for 18 years (we own a house in DC) — I’m a reporter and I write about governments from their capitals.”
And, in still more Connelly-related news, Connelly wrote a letter to the editor this week lambasting me for not “bothering to talk with him” for a one-sentence item (which I got from two other sources, neither of them in Nick Licata’s office) in my column last week. Connelly, for the record, has never once called me or former City Hall reporter Josh Feit before reporting as fact, repeatedly, that a single source at city hall is a “sieve” who’s “notorious for leaking news to the Stranger.”