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Completely off topic, but I just wanted to say, that, except for WEEKENDS (why can't you guys get some interns to slog it up on the weekends?), this Slog is the best god-damn daily in Seattle.

Posted by seattl98104 | October 24, 2006 9:36 AM

Back in my single days I bagged quite a few boys from Bear Creek. It's gayer than Seattle Prep and almost as gay as O'Dea.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | October 24, 2006 9:52 AM

Bear Creek's mascot... is... a bear.

They're setting those nice Christian boys up for a lifetime of beer busts at the Cuff.

Posted by Dan Savage | October 24, 2006 9:55 AM

Oops. Lest anyone confuse me with Foley, let me just say that they were all ALMUNI of Bear Creak, Seattle Prep, O'Dea, etc. Everyone was 18 or older, and we were all roughly the same age.

One can't be too careful.

Posted by catalina Vel-duray | October 24, 2006 10:01 AM

you're still disrespecting jamie when you had a chance to make amends. i personally think jamie was the worst of the six candidates in the dem primary-- the most corporate, the lease likely to pursue any kind of economic justice for anyone. but still. it's clear even to jamie's detractors that endorsing hugh was not JUST a joke.

Posted by wf | October 24, 2006 10:28 AM

Does anyone other than me see a big resemblence between Hugh in these photos & Matthew Broderick, circa "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"? I have no idea what the significance of that may be, but it's definately there...

Posted by SeattleExile | October 24, 2006 10:29 AM

seattl98104: unpaid interns can't afford internet access at home!

Posted by Amy Kate | October 24, 2006 10:37 AM

Pedersen is a tool and I can see why the Stranger refused to endorse him.

Posted by Gomez | October 24, 2006 10:41 AM

And down the catwalk they come, modeling the Christian walk.

Posted by Mark Mitchell | October 24, 2006 1:06 PM

This is ever-so-slightly off topic, but I was reminded of this whole mess with this dude's MySpace recently... Teaching at a local private school, I was sitting in on a little speech being given by an admissions rep for a fancy schmancy private boarding school on the east coast. Apparently, it's now common practice for fancy schmancy private schools to look up the MySpace pages for new applicants and peruse them for objectionable content.

I think I have a serious problem with that. Sure, MySpace is great for exposing supposedly conservative Christian baby-politicians as former normal teenagers, but if a kid comes out on his MySpace then gets rejected from his hoped-for school? Or some "friend" posts a pic of the kid barfing up alcohol, so the kid gets rejected on the basis of underage drinking?

Anyway, this just reminded me and I thought I'd share...

Posted by L | October 24, 2006 1:38 PM

Gomez: If you are able to cogently explain how "Pedersen is a tool" - of what? for whom? to what end? and why? - then I may be able to grasp the contentious certitude of your declarative sentence. The Stranger has made "in jest" endorsements before - e.g. Steve Pool - BUT - Pool's name was not on the ballot. In any event, as Dan intones: "Hugh-Gin-Towel" has got no chance unless by some weird happenstance he pulls off a "Dewey Defeats Truman" - [your Google assignment for the day].

Posted by FILS-DE-VACHE | October 24, 2006 2:57 PM

I find it odd to hear someone say that the Strange has to make "amends" to Pedersen. We didn't endorse him—unless our endorsement was somehow rightfully his, we have nothing to apologize for.

Posted by Dan Savage | October 24, 2006 3:03 PM


I think WF is referring to the generalized contempt that the Stranger has shown Jamie for no apparent reason.

I read an interview with him in the SGN where he discussed his policy
priorities and they include transportation, affordable healthcare and marriage equality. So, what exactly is so objectionable?

I agree that his ties to Preston, Gates and Ellis merit scrutiny, but shouldn't you hold off on the criticism until he's actually done something in the political arena for which he should be criticized?

Posted by Andrew | October 24, 2006 3:53 PM

By 'ties,' you meant puppet strings. And you're naive if you think PG&E and clients thereof won't use his position to make things happen, should he be elected.

Posted by Gomez | October 24, 2006 5:52 PM

i'm not saying the stranger had to do anything, or has to apologize for anything. i don't really give a shit about jamie or what the stranger thinks about him. i just doubt that the ONLY reason the stranger endorsed hugh was to make a joke. that's all.

Posted by wf | October 24, 2006 6:17 PM

No, Gomez, the naive position is yours. Thinking that Peterson is somehow going to do Preston Gates's bidding just because he works for them is rather dim.

Posted by Fnarf | October 24, 2006 6:31 PM

L @10:

Foskett's profile was on Facebook, which, unlike MySpace requires a user login and is invisible to search engines.

Posted by factcheck | October 24, 2006 7:11 PM

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