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Monday, October 23, 2006

24 Little Hours

posted by on October 23 at 9:38 AM

What a difference a day makes…

Sunday the Seattle Times endorsed Mike! McGavick, the Republican running against Dem incumbent Maria Cantwell. McGavick is, as Josh pointed out yesterday, for everything the Seattle Times is against and against everything the Seattle Times is for. But McGavick is for repealing the dreaded estate tax, which has been playing White Whale to Frank Blethen’s Ahab for more than a decade now.

Today the Seattle Times endorsed Dem challenger Rodney Tom over incumbent state senator Luke Esser. Why? Because Tom is pro-stem cell research, pro-choice, and pro-gay rights, positions the Seattle Times’ ed board supports. Esser, on the other hand, is anti-choice, anti-stem cell research, anti-gay rights… just like… you might want to sit down for this… Mike! McGavick!

Amazingly enough—file this under pot-calling-kettle—one of the Seattle Times’ chief beefs with Esser is that his position on taxes is too hard-line and too far-right. You know, kinda like Frank Blethen’s position.

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... and today the PI endorsed Luke Esser. WTF? Every editorialist in this town is on crazy pills this fall.

Posted by huh | October 23, 2006 9:56 AM

It would be easier for me to defend my "newspapers still matter" position if the newspapers in this town didn't act like total knobs.

Posted by Fnarf | October 23, 2006 10:16 AM

lsd. the problem is lsd.

Posted by seattl98104 | October 23, 2006 10:21 AM

Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, or some such bullshit.

Posted by Gitai | October 23, 2006 10:50 AM

They seem to know who signs the paychecks and what is important to him. Brown-nosers vs. good employee, ketchup vs. catsup. Is all the same.

Posted by Phenics | October 23, 2006 10:52 AM

Sounds like the papers are doing a fine job of showcasing their variety of opinions and riling people up. I can't think of any other paper in town that does that. Innovative.

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | October 23, 2006 11:07 AM

Obviously the Stranger, otherwise it wouldn't receive so many posts every single day. (And I can't help but notice this isn't exactly your first post, Mr. MFW)

Posted by hee | October 23, 2006 11:34 AM

It is definitely NOT the LSD
That's gone the way of the Dodo bird :(

Posted by K X One | October 23, 2006 12:07 PM

okay, so let me get this straight:

the more conservative paper, the times, endorses mcgavick, reichert, and rodney tom?

but the PI endorses burner and esser? will they endorse maria?

i am all confused-- the editorial boards have all gone nuts.

Posted by socialarsonist | October 23, 2006 12:08 PM

Dudes, let's stop pretending. The Editorial Board had nothing to do with the endorsement on the Senate. That was all a certain owner's choice.

They serve at his pleasure and endorse as he dictates. They may not admit it in public, but that's their mandate.

Ask Santorum, he'll tell you about their mandate.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 23, 2006 12:15 PM

It’s the most blatantly corrupt Congress in history, guilty of so many crimes and disasters that they have to be listed alphabetically, and those grotesque fools at the Seattle Times are squealing for more. One has to wonder what a Republican would have to do to lose their endorsement.

Years from now, future generations will still be suffering from the fiasco of the current Republican Party and they will plaintively ask “where were the good Americans?”

Posted by Andrew | October 23, 2006 12:21 PM


The PI endorsed Maria yesterday.

Posted by Chris | October 23, 2006 12:44 PM

The Times' editorial board has officially either lost its collective mind, or its collective spine. (I rather suspect the latter.) Even the Tri-Cities Herald - not exactly a bastion of far-left thinking - endorsed Cantwell. The Times' endorsement of McGavick was an amusing example of cognitive dissonance. "McGavick believes this and we disagree - Cantwell feels this and we agree - but we're endorsing McGavick."

All so Ryan Blethen and the other Young Parasites can inherit unearned millions. Because, after all, we wouldn't want them to only inherit FIFTY million dollars instead of SEVENTY million dollars (for example), now would we?

Want a really good exemplar of why the estate tax should be retained? The only reason that asshole James Sensebrenner had the money to buy himself a seat in Congress is because his grandfather invented Kotex.

Posted by Geni | October 23, 2006 1:19 PM

Frank has veto power. He used it.

Posted by DOUG. | October 23, 2006 1:23 PM

The editorial board of the Times should resign. God, I wish Frank Fuckhead would sell that paper and leave for Utah where he belongs.

Posted by Fnarf | October 23, 2006 3:27 PM

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