Politics The Verdict on Pedersen
posted by April 30 at 10:11 AMon
I may post more about this on a less busy day, but for now I can’t help noting this recent article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that looked at Seattle Rep. Jamie Pedersen’s first term in the state legislature.
I’m not sure I can describe the amount of pushback I got from coworkers here at The Stranger for suggesting, during our endorsement debates last fall, that Pedersen would probably make a good legislator, and would certainly get more done more quickly than Stephanie Pure, who ended up being The Stranger’s pick.
In particular, Josh Feit and Erica Barnett predicted that a Pedersen regime would be disappointing, annoying, and even corrupt. Did this doomsday scenario materialize?