News Bizarre Apologist Editorial in This Morning’s Seattle Times
posted by April 23 at 8:27 AMon
The Seattle Times is off the mark this morning. Wildly. They’ve got an editorial trying to head off any investigation and perhaps resignation (of Pat Davis) at the port.
Davis, to the outrage of three of her four fellow Port Commissioners, unilaterally signed off on a bloated severance package for former Port CEO Mic Dinsmore.
Even conservative commissioner John Creighton has joined liberals Lloyd Hara and Alec Fisken in publicly denouncing Davis’s weird arrogance. Davis compounded the outrage by saying her fellow commissioners were in fact privy to the deal. Contradicting Davis’s story, Creighton called the Stranger after we did a minor Slog on the scandal last Friday, to announce: “This was not a question of lapsed memory. I was never at a meeting where severance was discussed.”
The Seattle Times, however, comes out for halting any investigation, saying the commissioners should apologize and “get back the people’s business.”
Commissioners!?! No. So far, only one Commissioner owes the public an apology. That’s Pat Davis.
Meanwhile, the people’s business should certainly include a full investigation into Davis’s derelict pledge.
Here’s the original PI story.
Evergreen Politics weighs in on the Seattle Times tone deaf editorial.